Breathtaking Travel Experiences

Posted in Brazil| China
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Breathtaking...That is a word that I am always a bit skeptical of.  Whether it is found scribbled on the back of a post card or perfectly placed in a travel brochure, I often find myself asking Really? Did it really take your breath away? There is no shortage of beautiful views just within your own home town…

Expat Adventures: Cafe in China

Posted in Capoeira| China| Expat

I knew my friend Zranwea, or Cafe as he's known in the Capoeira world, liked to travel and had a sense of adventure, but when he told me he was packing up and shipping off to check out life in Shanghai, China, I was a bit surprised...and curious. What was he going to do? How was…

Dammit! What's the word for….

Posted in China| Egypt| language

Most who know me know that I am not an aggressive person. I tend to be fairly laid back and I avoid confrontation like the plague. Arguments and fights make me very uncomfortable and if I can feel something “brewing” between people I go into diplomat-mode trying to smooth things over to avoid any unnecessary hostility…