Tagged: history

The Feileadh Mor

The kilt we know today did not exist before the early 1800’s. Prior to that time, men wore a feileadh mor (pronounced filla more), sometimes called a plaid. The feileadh mor is also referred...

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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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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....

The Chicken or the Egg?

People who know me, know I’m passionate about travel. I’m often asked why. The answer is a conundrum not unlike the age-old chicken and egg debate. I love to learn. I love to travel....