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Architecture in Pétion-Ville Haiti

Architecture in Pétion-Ville Haiti

The first thing I noticed as I entered the area of Haiti called Pétion-Ville was all the different types of architecture. Like many buildings in the Caribbean, cement and cinder block are the construction materials of choice. Visiting Puerto Rico some years ago, I was told it’s because of the large amount of termites. Homes start as grey cinder block frames with grates for windows. They transform into beautiful “stone castles” on the mountaintop. I learned that while people are…

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Haiti Travel Diary Part 1: What Is It Really Like to Travel to Haiti?

Haiti Travel Diary Part 1: What Is It Really Like to Travel to Haiti?

Growing up in the  school system in the US, I remember hearing two things about Haiti: poverty and voodoo. I also had a lot of friends with parents what had left Haiti to come to the US. They told me horror stories of that really made me shy away from visiting the country. 6 years ago I started learning the Haitian Creole language. With all the stories I had heard, I waited a long time before making serious plans to…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 3

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 3

Friends took us to our first experience at an escape room called Escape 9. It’s where you are locked in a room and use clues to solve a mystery and get out the room. We sung our hearts out in a Karaoke room (see the huge remote control below). Finally singing Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips at an actual Korean Karaoke room made me sooo happy. We thought Gangnam station shopping was something. Gangnam station has nothing on Bupyeong shopping. The Bupyeong…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 2

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 2

We spent time with friends in both Shieng and Ansan (featured image), which were about a 20 minute car ride outside of Seoul. We enjoyed lots of good times and good food. Jongno-ro (Seoul) We had plans to stay in a hanok. Before we got there I was sure we were staying in the famous Buckcheon Hanok village. It was a hanok village alright, but not the famous one. We stayed at the Sodam Hanok Guesthouse, which was located very…

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South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 1

South Korea Travel Diary 2016 Part 1

I’ve started planning my third trip to South Korea for later this year, and I’m starting to get all the feels. So I wanted to share some of my experiences from my second trip there from back in 2016. The trip started with a layover in Hong Kong. Step back in time with me to 2016. Hong Kong Thinking about taking a 16 hour flight made me sooo nervous that I was almost sick to my stomach nauseous.  My sister…

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3 Days in San Antonio

3 Days in San Antonio

Heading to San Antonio real soon? Keep reading for my 3 day itinerary. Day One: Relaxing Stroll Through Downtown San Antonio Morning Sample the sights and sounds of Downtown San Antonio. Take in the beauty of the historic architecture. More on the architecture found in my San Antonio Architecture post. Afternoon All the history buffs can visit The Alamo and retrace Davy Crockett’s steps. Be sure to show up early, as it can get very crowded. Another spot for history…

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San Antonio Food Tour

San Antonio Food Tour

Before my trip, I had heard good things about the food in Texas. I wasn’t disappointed. There was such a wide variety of things to try. There was southern food, Mexican and everything else in between. La Fogata was one of the first places I visited. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxing. It’s set around a courtyard with a fountain. Choose to sit inside or outside. It was hot that day so we sat inside. I was able to…

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Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Last week I was in San Antonio helping out a friend. I had never been to Texas and was excited to go someone in the States I had never gone before. I honestly hadn’t done much research, as this was primarily not a pleasure trip. You definitely need to visit San Antonio if not for the architecture alone. Keep reading to see why. The Alamo National Bank Building is a very interesting building. It sits on a corner and also…

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Montreal’s Underground City

Montreal’s Underground City

When I was in Montreal last month I couldn’t leave without visiting the best places to shop. There were so many shops in downtown Montreal. One highlight was he famous Montreal Underground City. There was shop after shop of the latest of Montreal’s fashions. After a while it got overwhelming because the maze of stores continued for many miles, all under the city above. But don’t let that discourage you. Explore this “city” beneath Montreal to your heart’s content. An extra…

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Dubai Shopping Guide

Dubai Shopping Guide

When I travel to new lands I don’t want to buy things I can get in my home country. It’s way more exciting to get unique items found only at my destination. Before traveling to the U.A.E. I searched all over for the best things to buy in Dubai. The first place I suggest going is the Dubai Mall. Besides visiting the Burj Khalifa, there are a million other things to see. Try Candylicious, where there is every kind of…

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