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Travel photo: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto’s most famous shrines. It is probably more widely known to foreigners as the shrine of the thousand red gates, and located in Kyoto’s Fushimi-ku district. The Shinto shrine consists of thousands of red gates, or toriis, along a network of paths, leading through the forest up to Mount Inari. Walking right up… Read more →

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Faces of Nanjing

Living in Nanjing was curious. Not only had I never lived or even been to China before; the only comparison I had was a week in Hong Kong, which is amazing but couldn’t be any more different. Nanjing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having been the seat of power repeatedly in the country’s long history. Nanjing… Read more →

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Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

I have had the pleasure of visiting Hong Kong a few times already. The first time I stayed for a week, and it was my first trip to Asia. I instantly loved it. A bustling place, with great food, shopping, markets, a place where English-looking double decker trams meet Chinese boats and the Tian Tan Buddha, and the neat skyscrapers… Read more →

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