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The Temple of Heaven

In a city of 22 million people a site of interest that promises even a little tranquility rises even higher on the “must do” list. And that’s where the Temple of Heaven comes in. This is what "not crowded" looks like in China! Upon entering the temple complex, which is said to be the biggest on China, it’s easy to feel like you’ve gotten away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But I don’t mean it... Read More

The Coolest National Park I’d Never Heard Of

I owe James Cameron an apology. Following our visit to Ha Long Bay, I may have implied that he needed to use more of the Earth’s natural beauty in his movies rather than relying on computer graphics. It turns out he was at least two steps ahead of me. Step 1 – Knowing Zhangjiajie National Park existed I hadn’t heard of it before we entered China. I still don’t know how to pronounce it. Step 2 – Using the natural beauty of Zhangjiajie... Read More

Agasha: Gorilla Lady Magnet

You have to book ahead to see the gorillas in Rwanda as they only give out 64 permits a day. I choose not to get a permit, mostly for budget reasons, and Josh had seen them on a previous trip so he was out too. A turn of events happened and a friend couldn’t use her permit to see the gorillas and instead of it going to waste, she gave it to me the day before. While I still wish she was there in my place, I am one lucky and thankful girl. I’ve... Read More