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My Market

I live pretty far north in Qingdao, in a district called Licun. I am the only foreigner for miles, and my foreign friends always give me pitying looks when I tell them where I live.  384 more words

Part 47

The three locals (I really want to say ‘amigos,’ but I won’t) laughed as my breath caught in my throat.

Usually when I see something grandiose or amazing or am surprised in a good way by something, my eyes go really wide and I get an almost giddy look on my face, or so I’ve been told.  554 more words


The Government of Paris Will Sell Your Crinoline

Excerpt from Europe Viewed Through American Spectacles (1873) by Charles C. Fulton:

Mont-de-Piété is one of the most important and extensive establishments connected with the city government of Paris. 584 more words

19th Century France

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Raheem Residency

Fruity Worthing

Bright sunshine on Sunday, found us down on Worthing seafront, ready to take part in Flingathon.

This annual charity event is a series of fruit throwing contests, with chocolate orange prizes for the furthest lob. 243 more words

Days Out

From Washerwoman to Queen of Paris

Paris of the 19th century was home to a boisterous and hard-working female corporation. Nearly one hundred thousand washerwomen worked either in the brick-and-mortar laundries across the city, or in the… 171 more words

19th Century France

Rio de Janeiro

Our first day in Rio started with an early rise so we could beat the cruise ship traffic to Corcovado – site of the iconic “Christ The Redeemer” (Cristo Redentor) statue. 575 more words

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