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Guess Where I Was Today?

on Aug 29, 2014 in China | 1 comment

  Take a good look at that picture again. Where in the world is Dave? Nooo…not LA. Not Florida. Give up? Sure you do!!  I’m in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, home of one of 3 Asian Disney theme parks. How many of you knew there were three? Tokyo was the first, then Hong Kong and they’re building a new one in Shanghai.   And I’m here to report on the one in Hong...

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Day 1 in China – Beijing!

on Aug 25, 2014 in China | 6 comments

  First up…Tiananmen Square! the largest public square in the world, capable of holding a million, Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the Great Hall of the People – home of the National People’s Congress, flank the Square. Walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, under the famed portrait of Chairman Mao.   So let me...

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Censorship in China?

on Aug 10, 2014 in China | 0 comments

Well! My first censorship issue with the Chinese government arises the first day I’m here.  Evidently, many of the sites I use to communicate with everyone (including Google, my email accounts on Google, and Facebook) are being blocked. I can’t get to them. I get a server timeout when I try to access them. And updating my WordPress site takes a LOOOOONG time. Grrr.....

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What I’ve Learned So Far Prepping for East Asia

on Jun 20, 2014 in China, Vietnam | 1 comment

Haven’t left yet, but it’s getting close, and I’m learning how naive I am (which was totally predicted).   Exciting!   Here are a few things I’ve learned. 1. US citizens need visas for China and Vietnam, but not Japan or S. Korea.   I’m getting my visas through Travisa. I sent all my materials to them (including my original and...

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