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Futuristic Green City in China

  More than 8 million people live in the Eastern Chinese city of Nanjing.  It is the capital city of the Jiangsu province and is part of the Yangtze River delta region.  A unique construction project is in underway in the city that visionaries hope will be the...

See the Taj Mahal at Night

The image of the Taj Mahal is one recognized around the world.  It was built for the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan upon her death in 1631.  The mausoleum took 22 years to complete and 20,000 men.  Constructed mostly from marble, the dome is adorned with precious and...

The Dragon Boats are Coming

The date of the Duanwu (端午) or Dragon Boat festival changes from year to year based on the Chinese lunar calendar.  But it always takes place on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month.  In 2019, that is Friday, June 7th.  The festival continues through the weekend. There...

Layover at Incheon

The Incheon International Airport near Seoul Korea sees about 60 million visitors per year.  Americans traveling to Asian countries often find themselves with long layovers in this airport.  If time allows you should definitely see what Seoul has to offer.  If you are...

Health Tourism in Thailand

Known for its temples, palaces and ancient ruins, Thailand is a nation of remarkable beauty and deep tradition. The United States has enjoyed a relationship with Thailand since 1818. This relationship “spans the areas of public health, trade, science and technology,...

Practice Before You Pack – Get to Know Foreign Cash

When returning from a trip abroad, most travelers still have some foreign money left with them. This extra cash often just becomes a souvenir.  Foreign cash is always more fun to look at than our own. It is a treat to show the folks back home what a Yuan, Peso, or...