Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: Circe

Title: Circe Author: Madeline Miller Publication Date: 2018 Publishing House: Bloomsbury Publishing Last week I finished both Circe and The Woman in the Window. I enjoyed them both in their own ways but of the two Circe was my favorite. Of course they are in two separate genres and I can’t really compare the two.… Continue reading Paperback Perils: Circe

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China, Travel Tales

China: Final Thoughts

I should have done this after the last of my Alaska posts but didn’t think about it at the time. I’ll probably go back and recap that trip too. China was amazing. Yes there are major difference in culture and language but I didn’t go there to see what I was accustomed to at home.… Continue reading China: Final Thoughts

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China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

The last day of our China trip dawned. We had been in the country for 13 days. I wasn’t ready to leave, I don’t think anyone was. With that we decided to make the use of the few hours before our bus to the airport. I don’t remember who suggested the Jing’An Temple but my… Continue reading China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

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China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

Hey all hope that your week is going well and that you enjoyed Monday’s book review. Back to Shanghai today. After lunch and the embroidery shop we headed to the Shanghai Museum.  When the bus pulled up there was this little old lady sitting on the concrete edge of a raised bed. You could tell… Continue reading China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

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China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

Hey all, I hope you are having a good week so far. I hope you are ready to explore more of China. From the Yuyuan Gardens and the silk shop we headed over to see a fantastic view of the Shanghai skyline. I know the local tour guide was giving us all shorts of interesting… Continue reading China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

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China: Jingzhou: School Visit: March 2016

Happy Wednesday readers, hope that your week is going well. In last week’s post we visited the Three Gorges Dam. This week we are leaving is behind behind the dam and making our way down the Yangtze River. Our second to last port in China was the city of Jingzhou. This city was visit was… Continue reading China: Jingzhou: School Visit: March 2016

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China: Goddess Stream: March 2016

Our second excursions on our trip down the Yangtze was along a tributary. We traveled in little wooden boats with yellow roofs. The windows were on a track and were easy to open but it was a chilly day. The windows were opened for pictures but they didn’t stay that way.  Before the Three Gorges… Continue reading China: Goddess Stream: March 2016

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Weekend Wanderings: Trains and Photography

A few weeks ago my boyfriend and a friend of ours hung out. The guys wanted to shoot some train photography. If you want to check out their photos click here and here to see their Instagram accounts. My boyfriend and I have a Canon Rebel T6 and most of the time I’m content to… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Trains and Photography

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China: Climbing the Pagoda: March 2016

Our first port along the Yangtze was a little village with a fantastic pagoda with ninety-nine stairs to the top. The walk through the town to the pagoda was just as interesting as the structure itself. Starting at the end of the ramp to get off the boat and stretching about a hundred yards were… Continue reading China: Climbing the Pagoda: March 2016

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China: Chongqing and the Yangtze: March 2016

Sorry for the delay in posting. Life gets in the way of writing sometimes but I back at it. On our last morning in Xi’an I and two of the friends I’d made in China, that were in the tour group with us, took a walk towards to remnants of the wall that had once… Continue reading China: Chongqing and the Yangtze: March 2016