The City that Survives

America is my country, but #Seoul is my hometown.  There is something so soothing to me about this city, with the topsy-turvy combination of new & sleek contrasted with old & meandering.  The moment I see my river begin to rise in the bus windows, my soul relaxes and I know it’s all ok.  To stand, looking out over a city as old as time.  Knowing that for centuries, one nation after another (often repeatedly) tried to stamp out its #culture and #Heritage only for Seoul to stay standing.  It’s a Beautiful feeling – Here for 14 days!

Gateway to Your Heritage

I ❤ #China!  Driving down the street, ran across this gorgeous old #gate.  So beautiful!

Stay Out!

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Chinese historical sites (and some city buildings) here in Henan have a tendency to have these sharp warnings NOT to climb the walls.  Given how much looting and destruction they’ve faced with their heritage in the past, it is a pointed (pun intended) reminder that history is to be protected, not stolen or broken.  Also – avoid the Baiju (China’s alcoholic beverage which is as much as 70% alcohol). Getting drunk on that and stupidly climbing the fence is a REALLY BAD idea here!

Side Streets of Incheon

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Take Me Out to the Ballpark

Cardinals Game

 

Went to the game Tuesday, what a beautiful day! My 2-week old baby cousin had her toe and fingernails painted red for the occasion 😛

Evening at the Park

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I love how this captures the golden Building 63 in the background.

 

Osaka from the Ferris Wheel

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