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Thai Festival Chicago 2015

Thai Festival Chicago 2015

The great thing about Chicago summers is that they’re filled with all sorts of festivals. I guess since we really only get a few weeks of great weather here, we have to make up for it by packing it all in come summertime. On any given week you can find at least four festivals going on. My favorite festivals are the cultural ...

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Foto Friday: Strawberry Fields, NYC

Foto Friday: Strawberry Fields, NYC

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of Strawberry Fields in Central Park, NYC! Running through Central Park to get to Japan Day, I made it a point to stop by the famous Strawberry Fields. As someone who greatly appreciates The Beatles and grew up listening to their music, how could ...

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Experiencing The Library Hotel Collection in New York City

Experiencing The Library Hotel Collection in New York City

Researching where I’d stay in New York City, I realized something. NYC is filled with tiny, tasteless hotel rooms. I was less and less impressed with each option as I scrolled through the page on Agoda. Sure, it was a short trip and I could have easily just settled with some fifth floor walk-up with no windows. I’m all for the ...

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#FindingAsia: Japan Society, NYC

#FindingAsia: Japan Society, NYC

One of the places I was most looking forward to visiting in New York City was the Japan Society. Holding over 100 different events each year, the Japan Society is one of the leading U.S. organizations fostering a mutual understanding and appreciation between Japan and the United States. Founded in May of 1907 by a group of New Yorkers with ...

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Foto Friday: Empire State of Mind

Foto Friday: New York State of Mind

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of New York from the Empire State Building! My first ever visit to New York was pretty packed. From spending the day at Japan Day to running around exploring as much Asian culture around the city as I could, my schedule didn’t leave a ...

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Top 10 Must-Try Dim Sum

Top 10 Must Try Dim Sum

I love taking people to eat dim sum for the first time. Most people in the US, have no idea what dim sum actually is or the etiquette behind it. It’s fun to watch their eyes glaze over at the million tapas-like choices laid out before them. Smiling and nodding as they look over the menu — as though anything ...

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Grooms Too Soon: The Harsh Reality of Child Grooms in Nepal

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As Father’s Day in the U.S. is quickly approaching, soon most people will be honoring their fathers, usually in a happy, celebratory manner. But what if I told you that in Nepal, Father’s Day is anything but happy.   Most people have heard the horror stories revolving around child brides, but little is ever said about child grooms. Can you imagine being ...

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Eating My Way Through Chinatown in NYC

Eating My Way Through Chinatown in NYC

I’m always both intrigued and skeptical of taking tours in the U.S. that deal with Asian culture. On one hand, I’m always curious what they’re going to teach and cover. But on the other, I find that sometimes the information they give is horribly inaccurate or that once they’ve found out I lived there, I somehow become a secondary tour ...

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