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50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) we didn’t do much until June. Two reasons for that: we bought a small condo in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to […]

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Two Temples in Taipei

It’s an odd quirk of the Unesco World Heritage system that there are no World Heritage sites in Taiwan. It’s politics, you see. According to China, Taiwan is China. (Of course, according to Taiwan, Taiwan is the Republic of China.) So, in Unesco’s eyes, they can’t name any sites in Taiwan as World Heritage sites, […]

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mist yang ming shan park taipei

A Walk in the Mountain Park, Taipei

You know those Chinese silk paintings you see a lot? The ones with the grasses, and maybe some trees, and some mountains in the misty distance? They’re usually vertical, but vertical doesn’t work as well on the internet. So I went horizontal. This is the Yang Ming Shan National Park, just outside of Taipei. Luckily, […]

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