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Follow Me on Facebook!

I recently created an Adventures Around Asia Facebook page! Like me on Facebook to get blog updates straight to your Facebook newsfeed. I’ll also post interesting articles I find and travel photos now and again. Whooo technology!

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Liebster Award Round 2!

The Liebster Award is a pay it forward blogger nomination given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. Last summer I was nominated by R, the author of China Elevator Stories. Recently, I was nominated again by Xiananigans (thanks!!). … Continue reading

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Skin Bleaching In Africa and Asia

A while back I posted my academic research Capstone Project called Bai Fu Mei: An In Depth Look at the Chinese Quest for Lighter, Brighter and Whiter Skin. In my paper I discussed the difference between skin whitening and skin … Continue reading

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Explore

UK based outdoor retailer Blacks is asking bloggers to submit photos of their ‘epic adventures’ for a chance to win £2000 of travel with Explore UK. The aim is to create a blog post showcasing photos of adventure in the great outdoors. Below … Continue reading

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Perception vs. Reality

I love social media. Facebook, Istagram, WordPress; it’s how I keep in touch with everyone back home. I can share my photos and my stories, which not only gives me a sense of purpose, but also the ability to connect … Continue reading

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10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

A few weeks ago I came across this article listing travel tips for Japanese people visiting America. I’ve always enjoyed guide books and articles on travel in America because it’s so interesting to see how my own culture is viewed through … Continue reading

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Women’s Day

Last Thursday I received a text from Lynn: “(101) 7:55-8:35, (109) 9:40-10:20, (103) 10:30-11:10. The time for class has been changed tomorrow because of the celebrating activity.” “Celebrating activity?” I replied. “Will you meet us at the front gate of … Continue reading

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Help Me Win a Free Trip to Hong Kong!

Hi everyone! I created a photo essay and a video for a contest with the company that sent me to China, AYC. I’m hoping you can all take a few minutes out of your busy lives to vote for my submission … Continue reading

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Adventure Awaits

AYC is having its first annual photo essay and video competitions. Naturally, I entered both, because let’s face it, what else am I going to do with my time? My last post, This is Home, was my photo essay contribution, and … Continue reading

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This is Home: A Photo Essay of My Ningbo Experience

I thought I was immune to culture shock. I studied abroad in China for seven months and I speak Chinese almost fluently. I’ve been jostled in China’s largest cities, and stranded in some of China’s smallest towns. I’ve traveled to … Continue reading

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