Ferreting Out The Fun

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Ferreting Out The Fun
I'm an American expat in China trying to prove that it's possible to have fun almost anywhere as long as you have an adventurous spirit and an open mind. And I eat a lot of good food in the process.
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  • An Extraordinary Hill of Crosses in Lithuania 2 weeks ago On a field in rural Lithuania, a Hill of Crosses rises on the horizon. Visible from a considerable distance in the flat landscape, it is an impressive sight to behold. I’ve read reports that the site contains 100,000 crosses, but I’m not sure how anyone could know that. Impenetrable walls...
  • The Best Meals We Ate in Amsterdam 3 weeks ago What comes to mind when you think of Dutch food? For me, it’s Gouda cheese and stroopwafels. But surely a culture of explorers and spice traders must have more to offer. With one full week in Amsterdam, I wasn’t sure what to expect of Dutch cuisine but had plenty of time to delve into the...
  • My Favorite Places in Amsterdam 2 months ago I love Amsterdam for many of the reasons I love Paris: stunning architecture, a wealth of art, and an unpretentious food scene. Both cities are easy to explore on foot, or by public transport when you get tired. And both have enough quality attractions to keep even the discerning traveler occupied...
  • A Windswept Day at Kinderdijk, Netherlands 2 months ago No image is more iconically Dutch than the windmill. (Well, except maybe the tulip.) For centuries its sails have harnessed the power of wind to help manufacture items as varied as paper, mustard, and chalk. Saw mills were particularly important in early shipbuilding when a large naval fleet was a...
  • Keukenhof Gardens: A Floral Fantasy Come to Life 2 months ago Tulips have long been my favorite flower. Among the first to grace shops and sidewalks, their brilliant hues brighten the gray days of winter like gemstones and foretell of warmer days to come. I relish the ritual of buying that first bunch every year! Although the tulip originally hails from...

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  • Top 10 Must Try Dishes in China Expat Blog Awards 2013 Before moving to Shanghai, my idea of the perfect Chinese meal was sweet and sour pork, fried rice and an eggroll. This would be capped off with a wonton cookie stuffed with a sometimes profound, often baffling fortune. Imagine my surprise when I...

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