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Eastern Europe 2013 #2 – St. Mary’s Altar, Krakow, Poland
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Eastern Europe 2013 #2 – St. Mary’s Altar, Krakow, Poland

If you ask me what impressed me most during this trip, without hesitation, I would say ” St. Mary’s Altar.”   It is called Altarpiece of Veit Stoss, at St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland.  The altarpiece was carved between 1477 and 1489 by the Bavarian sculptor Veit Stoss.   If you google this title, all you can see … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite – Budapest by Night, My Eastern Europe Trip 2013 #1
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite – Budapest by Night, My Eastern Europe Trip 2013 #1

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite. This is also #1 post of my Eastern Europe Trip of 2013.  This trip was my second Eastern Europe Trip.  My first one in 2009 was a more adventurous one with my best friend.  We traveled by train and walked a lot.  This time I … Continue reading

Sharing with you my recent  Learning Experience in Publishing an e-book
Cambodia / e-book / post a week / speaker deck / Travel Photos

Sharing with you my recent Learning Experience in Publishing an e-book

  A blogger friend Michael Lai in response to my last post My third e-book: An Unforgettable Trip: Angkor Wat, Cambodia on this Blog, asked if I could share my learning experience in writing an e-book.  I am thrilled with this request, as Michael’s traveled everywhere around the world and his blog is always filled with high quality professional … Continue reading

My second e-book: My South America Trip:  Torres del Paine – Pantagonian Chile
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My second e-book: My South America Trip: Torres del Paine – Pantagonian Chile

Thanks to my blogger friend Janet Williams‘ creation and posting of an e-book format, and her suggestions, and thanks to another blogger friend Clanmother‘s encouragement,  I have my second e-book ready for your view.  It is actually only a chapter.  I am not sure if I have time to work on the rest.  I hope you … Continue reading

Istanbul Attractions – Chapter 1 of my new e-book (coming soon) Exploring Turkey and Greece
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Istanbul Attractions – Chapter 1 of my new e-book (coming soon) Exploring Turkey and Greece

After reading a fellow blogger Janet Williams’ post and her subsequent explanation to me how she published her e-book When Janet Met Tilly, I would like to give it a try. I have been successful up to this stage:  converted a word document to a PDF format, and uploaded to Speaker Deck.  Here it is: … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – the world through your eyes – My Yunnan Trip #19 – Lijiang Old Town
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Weekly Photo Challenge – the world through your eyes – My Yunnan Trip #19 – Lijiang Old Town

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: the World through your eyes. I wanted to visit Yunnan for a very long time. In April this year, my wish came true.  I was hoping to visit a place with lots of  ethnic arts and traditions, with women wearing ethnic clothes everywhere.  Did I see them? … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting – My Yunnan Trip # 18 –Tiger Leaping Gorge
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting – My Yunnan Trip # 18 –Tiger Leaping Gorge

This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting. The above two pictures were taken inside the bus on our way from Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge,  The views were gorgeous.  Seeing and hearing the thunderous rushing waters slam into sharp, large rocks, I could feel the power of nature.  While some travelers felt very … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge:  The Sign Says – My Yunnan Trip # 17 – The Ancient Writing or Drawing on the Walls of the Lijiang Old Town
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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says – My Yunnan Trip # 17 – The Ancient Writing or Drawing on the Walls of the Lijiang Old Town

This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: the Sign Says In my Yunnan Trip series, I mentioned about the city Lijiang, which is the most impressive one.   I do have fsome interesting things to share with you in my future posts.  What I am posting today are a few ancient writing symbols written … Continue reading

The Naxi Minority in Yunnan – My Yunnan Trip # 16
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The Naxi Minority in Yunnan – My Yunnan Trip # 16

As I mentioned in my post “My Yunnan Trip #1”, there are many minorities in Yunnan. I am particularly interested in the Naxi or Nakhi minority, because of their matriarch family structure, which is very different from the Han’s family structure in China. The Naxi people mostly live in the Naxi Autonomous County in Lijiang, Yunnan … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary to my “Initiation” into the Blogging World – my 100th post on “My Notebook”, and my 259th post on my 6 Blogs
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Happy Anniversary to my “Initiation” into the Blogging World – my 100th post on “My Notebook”, and my 259th post on my 6 Blogs

Happy Anniversary! Today, there are reasons to celebrate.  It is the first anniversary of my first blog which is from “curiosita to…” As I was new to blogging, I went around to experiment on different themes.  Writing is not really my best attribute, but I love to learn new things, and love challenges.  As traveling … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge:  In the Background – Daguan Park, Kunming – My Yunnan Trip # 14
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Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background – Daguan Park, Kunming – My Yunnan Trip # 14

         Daguan Park, Kunming, Yunnan, China This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: in the background The  picture was taken in Daguan Park in Kunming, Yunnan in April, 2013.    This is a wishing tank. If you throw coins into the tank and hit the hole  of one of the … Continue reading

The Longest Couplets in the World – Daguan Park, Kunming, My Yunnan Trip #15
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The Longest Couplets in the World – Daguan Park, Kunming, My Yunnan Trip #15

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daguan Park “Daguan Park, located in the southwestern suburb of Kunming City, is a lakeside park. Today many locals come to sit, drink tea, fly kites, and go boating. Among shady walks and pools, Daguan’s focal point is Daguan Ge, a square, three-storeyed pavilion built to better Kangxi‘s enjoyment of the distant Western Hills and now a storehouse of calligraphy extolling the area’s … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern (2) – Colorful Transportation in Yunnan – My Yunnan Trip # 13
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern (2) – Colorful Transportation in Yunnan – My Yunnan Trip # 13

This is my second post  in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern What are these colorful patterns?  They are patterns on the colorful fabrics which mount the “chairs” for travelers who cannot do the hiking themselves in places like Shangrila’s Tiger Leaping Gorge.  These chairs would be carried by two strong men who would … Continue reading