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The Bamboo Brothers – A Story of the Chinese Who Connected America

Recognize the image below? This famous photograph immortalizes the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory Summit, taken shortly after the joining of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. It was perhaps the greatest engineering feat of its time, yet absent from this image are any of the 15,000 Chinese railmen who helped make it possible.

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Stunning New Zealand in Photos

I recently returned from a long trip to beautiful New Zealand. My favorite photos are below. If you’d like to see more travel photos and video stories, join me on Instagram. (Warning: There are a lot of Hobbiton photos because nerd.)

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Milan Duomo

Highlights of Milan, Italy’s Cosmopolitan City

The last time I was in Milan was also my first visit to a police station. Bag snatched after all these years of vigilantly visiting Italy, it undoubtedly yielded the most stressful night I’ve spent in the country. On the plus side, the officer said my Italian was really good.

It’s my belief that we should endeavor always to undo negative memories and refresh them with positive ones, and so I subsequently decided on a return trip to Milan for a month-long stay to better know Italy’s cosmopolitan heart. I wanted to change the narrative of my experience with the city.

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Couple at Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Five Magical Days in Iceland – Highlights and Hákarl

More than half the people in Iceland believe in elves and it’s not hard to understand why. The Icelandic landscape practically lends itself to supernatural belief with its vast volcanic plains and tall mountains that appear to harbor something more mystical. In many ways, Iceland is a lot like Hawaii where I grew up. Both volcanic islands of fire and ice (Hawaii has some ice), they each host unique landscapes, a menu of mythologies, incredibly friendly people and unique cuisine. I quickly felt the familiarity of home.

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Oh Hey That One Time I Went to South Korea

Right. Remember that time I went to South Korea, like, half a year ago? No? Well, maybe it’s because I haven’t shared anything about it until now (freelance work is tough). And since the travel blogging universe doesn’t need another travelogue about what I did someplace you may or may not have been to, I’ll keep the description short, so that you can enjoy all the pretty photos (hover over them for more info).

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