Tag Archives: the world

Yurts (Ger)

So I was at a campground this week, and we ended up staying in a yurt. A yurt is kind of like a large hut; in Mongolia, I believe it’s called a ger. Historically, they were used as housing by … Continue reading

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Sights of San Francisco

Last week, I went on a trip to San Francisco. So here are some of the places we went and things we saw. There’s the Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension bridge around 1.7 miles in length. We drove over it … Continue reading

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Dishes from around the world, grilled scorpion

This post was inspired by an image at National Geographic: This image was taken in Beijing (China). I’m not typically a very adventurous eater, traveling or not, but this image got me thinking. How would you actually eat this? If … Continue reading

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Gliders at Rutgers, Atlantic crossing, Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (COOL)

Note: I’m leaving for San Francisco on Monday, but I already have posts put together for the week, so updates will continue as normally scheduled. I’ll try to respond to comments during the week as well, but just in case … Continue reading

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Last Weekend’s Trip to Cape Cod

So yeah, I went to Cape Cod last weekend. I may have forgotten to mention that, because sometimes I forget things. I’m working on it. So anyway, we headed out the first day to go swimming in the ocean. Whereupon … Continue reading

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Listen Here: Auditory City Maps

So I came across mention of a project to create city maps where people can listen to the sounds picked up by microphones in various locations in the city real-time. Sounded interesting, so I thought I’d share. Unfortunately, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Sakura Matsuri in NYC Botanical Gardens

The cherry blossom festival at the botanical gardens in Brooklyn was last weekend. Guess where I was that Saturday? Too bad I didn’t realize until it was too late that I should have taken pictures. Oh well. Fortunately, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Historical Reenactment, with Whip and Hand to Hand

In Rome, historical reenactments are sometimes carried out in the Circus Maximus. There’s tons of videos available for this. Here’s one I liked: To throw in a tidbit of historical information, thumbs up did not mean the defeated warrior was … Continue reading

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Improv Everywhere, Spontaneity in NYC

I’ve decided to add a new category to my blog, dedicated to pointing out some of the interesting stuff available online, whether that’s media or website resources. There’s a lot of stuff to sift through, so here’s me pointing out … Continue reading

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Muay Thai and the Legend of Nai Khanom Tom

It would be remiss of me not to post about anything cultural, mythological, or historical. Since I finished my segment on my recent trip to Italy, I decided to go with something outside of Europe, and ended up choosing Muay … Continue reading

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