Category: One-Minute Vacation

Forbidden City-crowded

Low Season

Planning a trip to China includes deciding the best time to go. One concern is weather. Another is being there when sites are not overly crowded. We chose to go to China in May,...

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Then & Now

We have images of rickshaw drivers struggling to pull heavily laden carts through poorly maintained, crowded streets. Days when nutrition was limited, people worked long, hard hours, and life was hard. Today rickshaw drivers...

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The Hills are Alive . . .

IMAGINE! A natural amphitheater created by a surround of mountains. An assembly of alphorn players, practiced and eager to perform. A blue, cloudless sky, the backdrop for a premier performance. Fresh air, nature’s automatic...

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What’s for Dinner?

Structures like this dot the horizon in Scotland. From the outside, it is difficult to determine the purpose of this building. From the inside, there are clues that allow you to make reasoned guesses....

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Rain Gear

This stylish raincoat and hat are sure to keep you dry. Unless you’re working in a rice paddy where standing in a flooded field is part of the job. This backbreaking work has been...

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Hamish the Hairy Coo

How can you not love Hamish? Or any other Scottish longhorn whether it be orange, black or blond. The long hair protects this breed from harsh weather and allows them to produce low-fat meat...

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Housing Options

Looking for a new home? Do you want an urban setting, suburban, rural? Our choices are bound to different definitions of land use. A Dutch person has the same options we do. Plus, one...

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Scottish Highlander

If you’ve ever wondered how the Scottish Highlanders of old survived the harsh climate and barren lands of their clan territories, here is a descendant of those hardy folks. You really DON’T want to...

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Different Architecture

One of Logan’s reasons to visit China was to see different architecture. What we saw was so distinctly different, his  wish was granted instantly. The mouth-dropping detail of temples is difficult to describe. Let the...

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Stone History

The first Roman settlement in the area was founded in 38 BC. For some 500 years, the Romans maintained a stronghold in Köln (Cologne), an outpost for empire building throughout Europe. Today, we can...