December 2016

16 Interesting Facts About the Corinth Canal in Greece

December 29, 2016

The photos are intriguing. The four-mile-long Corinth Canal through Greece connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Only 70 ft. wide at sea level, the canal expands to a width of 81 ft. at top of its 300 ft. high rock walls. Only ships with a width of 58 ft. or […]

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Visiting the Original Din Tai Fung in Taipei, Taiwan

December 16, 2016

Have you ever tried one of these Xiao Long Bao? We discovered the culinary delight of the xiao long bao (also known as a soup dumpling) in a shopping mall food court during our first trip to Singapore in 2010. These dumplings are the signature dish at Din Tai Fung, a Taiwanese-based restaurant chain with 21 locations […]

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16 Fun Facts About Castries, Saint Lucia

December 8, 2016

1. Castries is both the capital and the largest city of Saint Lucia, a sovereign island country in the Caribbean. 2. Saint Lucia is divided into 11 quarters. One of those quarters is named Castries, sharing the same name as the capital city located with its boundaries. 3. While about 20,000 people live in the […]

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Exploring Taipei, Taiwan: A Visit to Taipei 101

December 2, 2016

When we visited Taipei, Taiwan earlier this year, we had to do the thing most every tourist does: make a trip to the top of the 101-story skyscraper, located in Taipei’s Xinyi District. While visiting tall buildings is often mostly about waiting in line and taking a fast, ear-popping elevator ride, Taipei 101 has some unique points […]

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