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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Muchi Rice Cakes in the New Year

One of the Okinawan customs is to make muchi rice cakes to celebrate good health in the new year. The Okinawan folkView full post »

Day Five, Six & Seven – Shanghai, China

Shanghai is similar to a large city in the US. All kinds of people, all kinds of architecture, and tons of eateries andView full post »

Day Three & Four – Beijing and Xi An, China

I have decided to put the last day in Beijing and the day in Xi An (pronounced She Ann) on one post. We saw many thingsView full post »

Day Two – Ming Tomb and The Great Wall – Beijing, China

After a great breakfast of Chinese and American food at the hotel and a good night sleep, we started off walkingView full post »

Day One – Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven – Beijing, China

On our first day in Beijing our guide, Peggy, took us to the Summer Palace. It is a popular place to visit for walks onView full post »

Bios on the Hill

Bios on the Hill is a forest and nature park about 35 minutes north of us near Onna Village. This park has a wide openView full post »

Seoul, Korea

We decided to take our first trip off the island and go to Seoul, Korea. I left the planning completely up to myView full post »

AKEMASHITE OMEDETOU — Happy New Year!

Hello! It was a busy last two months and I could not catch a moment to myself. I used this saying a lot, “Robbing PeterView full post »