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A world of inspiration: A Familiar Face in a Foreign Land

This edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is a beautiful story by Nellie Huang who lives in Singapore. Nellie is a freelance travel writer who shares her travel tales via her blog: Wild Junket. Nellie’s narrative of a chance encounter on a bus in San Francisco eloquently captures the essence of what travel is all about. […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Portland

What: Fresh crawfish Where: Jake’s Famous Crawfish (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.) Note: I thought the crawfish served in this rather touristy but very popular restaurant were good, though not as good as the stuff you can get in New Orleans! A good friend of mine who lives there had a look at this photo and went […]

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Plane Views: Vancouver to Portland (OR)

I just love looking at the view of our planet from above. One of the most spectacular sights I’ve ever seen was on a flight from Vancouver to Amsterdam in the summer. I couldn’t sleep so instead, I lifted the screen and I was totally bowled over. We were flying across the Canadian Arctic and […]

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