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Food and Travel: Chengdu – Hot Pot Paradise!


I am getting around to this really late I know, but back in May, I visited Chengdu, China for the first time and it was amazing. Well, honestly, the city (China’s 4th biggest and the capital of the Sichuan province) … Continue reading

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Japan: Tokyo and Sakura, Nikko and Toshu-gu


I had the amazing luck to be in Tokyo for sakura (cherry blossom festival) this year. I have been trying to get over to Japan for this event for years. The full blossoming of the cherry trees is astounding quick: … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Georgia Aquarium – or – Damn, those are really whale sharks!?!


I visited a fascinating customer last week in Atlanta – not the one you know associated with news and cable, the other one – and had a morning off before heading to the airport. I had heard of the aquarium … Continue reading

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Paris with/out Kids: Place de la Republique, a parental lunch in the 3rd, and a bike excursion


After nearly 2 years of crippling traffic jams in the neighborhood, Paris finally unveiled the “new” Place de la Republique. Basically it eliminated traffic passing on the north side of the square and created two way traffic down the “Grands … Continue reading

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Being Dad: London and Legoland, a very British weekend


Last weekend, we took the kids to London with the ultimate goal of heading up to Legoland in Windsor. We found that the Premier Inn next to King’s Cross was conveniently close to the Eurostar station and both clean and … Continue reading

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Travel and Food: Na and Ma in Chinese Cooking


Continuing on my nascent series on various cuisines discovered over the years while traveling, I am a bit late writing about China having visited there back in September, but the food memories are fresh enough in my mind to share … Continue reading

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TV Series: Magic City S01 – Part 2, Comparing Miami of the 50s to Miami of the 70s and Miami now


As a follow-up to my post about Magic City, I wanted to share a little bit more about my memories of growing up in Miami in the 70s and 80s and compare them to the Miami of the late 50s … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Cherbourg and the Cité de la Mer


I had already visited Cherbourg for work a few times (more on that in a moment), but had never brought the family up to the edge of the Cotentin in Normandy to this port-town known as a one-time marine port … Continue reading

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Japanese Menu for My Week in Japan


                A few months back, I had intended to start a series of blogs about food in various countries, but I only got around to talking about Japanese food. I need to take … Continue reading

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Random Sightings during a week in Beijing


Beijing is a city that moves so fast that literally, you blink and something changed. Entire neighborhoods have sprung into being in less than 10 years. It is astounding. And then there are other things that never change – Tian … Continue reading

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