Tag Archives: travel

What happened to all my old clever ranting blog stuff?


I sure miss blogging here at JoeDuck, where I used to rant, rave, or just observe the world.  That’s what makes blogging so much fun but I’ve let other things get in the way of that too much lately. What … Continue reading

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Tibet Solution? Tourism.


As a big fan of China, Tourism, and individual freedoms and rights I think a solution to the challenges facing Tibet are these  (I wrote this a few years ago at my website that features the Qinhai-Tibet Railway sometimes called the … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage List Cultural Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi (2010) Complex of Hué Monuments (1993) Hoi An Ancient Town (1999) My Son Sanctuary (1999) Natural Ha Long Bay (1994) Phong Nha-Ke Bang … Continue reading

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Europe versus USA


One of the things that always strikes me during travel is how insulated we are in the USA from the rest of the world. Some of this is geographical – ie the USA is a huge country and folks don’t … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Travel


The Oregon Coast is our state’s most recognizable travel destination.   Highway 101 – a National Scenic Byway – winds 363 miles from the Washington state border in the north to the California Border in the south. At our Oregon Coast … Continue reading

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Google Knol – very good but very failing?


Google Knol, the Googley competition for Wikipedia, was announced with some fanfare and really seemed like a great idea.    The ‘knol’ stands for “Knowledge”, and articles are written by people who verify their identities and presumably have some knowledge … Continue reading

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Beijing China Temple of Heaven


The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China is one of Beijing’s top attractions for both foreign and local folks who come here to pray and play cards. China. Beijing. Temple of Heaven 842 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck I’m watching the … Continue reading

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