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McGan Monument at Truc Bach Lake

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McGan Monument at Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi Vietnam is a prized monument commemorating bringing down a U.S. fighter pilot during the Vietnamese War. I debated about whether or not to share this but it was important to my guide who was giving me the local flavor. My “tour guide” in Hanoi drove me around on the back of his motorcycle …

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Yulong Bridge in Yangshuo

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The Yulong Bridge in Yangshuo China feels like a real experience touching old world China. If you look under the bridge on the right side you can see a boat with a Cormorant bird on the bow. This is one of many spots along the Li River where you can see the fishermen bringing in a day’s catch with their …

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Fir Lake Pagodas

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The Sun and Moon Pagodas on the Shanhu (Fir) Lake in Guilin China. This wasn’t something I was looking for. I was just out for a stroll around town. I guess these light up beautifully at night, but I was on my way somewhere else and stopped just long enough to take a shot during sunset. I couldn’t find a …

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Temple of Heaven

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The Temple of Heaven in Beijing is a stunning place to see. I’m talking about the main temple here, not the entire park. There are smaller temples and buildings scattered around the park too, but the building you really want to see is the main temple.The temple is surrounded by a giant courtyard so that anyone who wants to attend …

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Ming Tombs in “Valley of the Kings”

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This is China’s equivalent of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ming Tombs was my first stop on my very first trip to Beijing. I’m itching to return here with a proper camera. This was with a little Canon point and shoot. I was trying to zoom on that temple on top of the mountain, and with a small camera …

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Cupid’s Span – An Unbroken Memory

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Cupid’s Span is an art installation just south of Embarcadero along the San Francisco Bay. I went out this night intending to take pictures of the Bay Bridge and I didn’t even know this giant bow art installation was there. I’m sure locals and frequent visitors to San Francisco know this place already but it was new to me. This was actually the …

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Shanghai Jade Temple

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At the Jade Temple in the middle of Shanghai, the monks practice rituals as I imagine they have for hundreds or thousands of years. As I was taking this photo, right behind me there is a courtyard filled with tourists and locals shopping at vendor’s stalls and taking selfies. It’s amazing to me that they carry on as if none of …