Category Archives: Local Color

Lisbon’s National Tile Museum

March 13th, 2021 Today we’re back in Lisbon after our week-long virtual tour around Portugal. We’re exploring ceramic tile, a form of art found throughout the country. What follows below is a slightly abbreviated version of my original post from 2017. If you haven’t read it, enjoy! If you read it again, thank you! If you’re not interested, hope to

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Repost: Gong Xi Fa Cai!

February 11th, 2021 Chinese (or Lunar) New Year is here! The Metal Ox arrives as the rat scurries away. Today I’m sharing a post from 2013 with photos from Singapore. Singapore’s Chinatown comes alive with energy, color, festive treats, symbolic fruits and endless decoration during this holiday period. Enjoy! Wishing you health and prosperity in the New Year. More tomorrow,

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Revisiting Thaipusam, 2013

  January 29th, 2021 With yesterday’s reverence, today we’re revisiting my post from 2013 about Thaipusam in Singapore, with updated and additional photos. Depending on when you’re reading this, pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or wine. This is a lengthy post of first impressions, explanations and historical background of an event I knew nothing about at the time.

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Temple of the Reclining Buddha

January 24th, 2021 After yesterday’s virtual visit at the Grand Palace of Thailand, today we’re at Wat Phra Chetuphon and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. These sites are located within walking distance of each other in Bangkok Old Town. Wat Phra Chetuphon traces back to the late 1600s, while the Reclining Buddha was created in the 1830s. The Temple

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