Archive | January, 2013
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At Least I’ve Still Got My TV Shows

27 Jan

At Least I’ve Still Got My TV Shows

Living in China has been a great experience so far. I always say that you really start “learning” about the world once you start traveling.

Having said that, I do miss certain things, like having free access to information and websites. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs (such as this one), news sites, and even google searches have been “censored” here in China as a way to “filter” the information that comes into and out of the country.

So, I’ve found a few ways to get around this and be able to continue to post on this blog (picture posts only). When it comes to Tv shows, I still access Project-Free-Tv (http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/internet/). I really like this site because it has a pretty good selection of tv shows, so I recommend it to those who are far away from home.

I also like Soku (www.soku.com) and YouKu (www.youku.com). Soku is YouKu’s video search engine. Can you guess what YouKu is similar to? Yes, YouTube!

PS. I’m sorry I cannot insert the links to the websites’ I mentioned. I had to write the URL next to them because I have limited access to my blog. Hope they work 😉

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Smog, Fog or Both?

25 Jan

Smog, Fog or Both?

This week has been tough on my lungs. The pollution level in cities like Beijing and Shanghai has been terrible and very alarming. I’ve had headaches almost everyday! But it seems like it’s getting better now. Mouth mask companies must be very happy these days. Anyways, Shanghai is always beautiful!

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Chinese Tea

22 Jan

Chinese Tea

People here in China drink tea all day long. Chinese teas such as Pu-erh and Oolong are considered a “healthy” drink for it cleanses your system, aids the digestion process, and even alleviates certain body aches.

People here also drink a lot of hot water. It is suposed to also help improve your health and give you a more “beautiful” complexion. I still don’t know if the later is true, but at least it has helped get though this winter and flu season with only a mild cold. Plus, it’s a good alternative to coffee, if you are a heavy coffee drinker like myself!

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Prague is Where it All Started

21 Jan

Prague is Where it All Started

Many things have happened in these 4 and a half years that I’ve been away from home. I have no regrets, not even one. Being away forces you to learn from your own mistakes and become a more mature and responsible person.
Prague was the first European city I traveled to and this is one of the reasons why it is one of my top 10 favorite cities in the world.
This is where it all started. This is where the magic began

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Madrid – Jardines de Sabatini

18 Jan

Madrid - Jardines de Sabatini

A few years ago I had the chance to travel to Madrid and I fell inlove with this city. I have promissed myself that I will return to Madrid someday. It’s a city that makes your eyes drool. It offers its visitors a variety of attractions, museums, parks, theaters, and delicious food and drinks, all to fulfill even the “pickiest” traveler.

I strongly suggest visiting Madrid’s most important museums: El Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza. We were in Madrid for a short period of time, so I only managed to visit Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza. El Prado is in my things to do for my next visit to the city 😉

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La Unica

16 Jan

La Unica

I’ve always been a fan of Frida Kahlo. She’s one of my style icons, for she wasn’t afraid to express who she was through clothes, jewelry and flowers. her paintings express her life and even her photos show what a powerful lady she was. Granted, she wasn’t your typical beauty, but she was truly majestic in many other ways. A very smart lady who took her suffering and misfortune and transformed it all into art and beauty

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Guacamole y Cerveza

15 Jan

Guacamole y Cerveza

I LOVE guacamole, so no matter where I go I always end up at some small Mexican restaurant having guacamole and chips with a cold Michelada.