Bamboo Butterfly

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railway

The following is an article contributed by Mediabuzzer. The Trans-Siberian Railway is an integral part of the greater rail system that links the European rail network to the far-off Chinese rail network. The Trans-Siberian railway is ideal for traveling between popular destinations such as London, Paris, or Berlin, as well as Asian destinations such as [...]

dragon boat

Though I myself am not a huge fan of China, the nation is famous for a good number of things, including popular festivals. The following post, contributed by Mediabuzzer, lists several festivals worth checking out if you are planning to visit China in 2016. Right now, China is a hot, world-class destination which attracts almost [...]

taiwan thank you

As the mountains and forests of betelnut trees came into view, my eyes flooded with tears. They looked as beautiful and as magical as the first time I laid eyes on them. It was hard to believe that my husband and I were on a bus which was currently moving along the winding highway to [...]

rhonda and steve in taiwan

It’s been almost four years since I left Taiwan. The day I left, I closed the door to my apartment — still full of my belongings — and didn’t look back. I was headed to the U.S. for a visit home. I’d return in two months — or so I thought. Little did I know [...]

travel the world

I am not a well-known travel blogger. In fact, I’m not really traveling at the moment. Unless you count those occasional excursions to Wisconsin. I am probably not on any 100 greatest travel blogs lists and many people have never heard of Bamboo Butterfly.  I have not been to every continent on the planet, and [...]

elephant ride

I’ve loved elephants for some time now, ever since watching a documentary called “The Urban Elephant” on TV some years back. They are such intelligent and magical creatures, such sensitive beings that are highly misunderstood and grossly unappreciated by many people around the world. A few years ago, one of my dreams came true when [...]

welcome sign

*Guest post Being the first thing that a traveler sees upon touching down on foreign land, airports often hold a heavy burden. Airports not only need to have well-trained staff members who are able to address customers regardless of cultural differences, but also need to have upgraded facilities that can compete with topnotch facilities in [...]

I miss coming over to this blog to write. I’ve talked several times about making this blog both about my time spent in Taiwan and also my life now in the U.S. but somehow I haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to exactly link the two … yet. I’ve also mentioned that one day [...]

save the elephants 1

Many people who know me know how passionate I am about elephants. So of course, I had to share this. Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. It is time for the world to wake up and realize how close we are to losing these magnificent creatures forever. Elephants are in trouble here in the [...]

fattening and healthy food

I grew up eating a wide variety of food, though I always have been pretty picky about red meat. My mom always gave us plenty of fresh vegetables and healthy fare along with some more traditional American dishes, but as I grew older and into my twenties, I started eating much larger portions and more [...]

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railway

Making the Most of Your Trans-Siberian Railway Journey

The following is an article contributed by Mediabuzzer. The Trans-Siberian Railway is an integral part of the greater rail system that links the European rail network to the far-off Chinese rail network. The Trans-Siberian railway is ideal for traveling between popular destinations such as London, Paris, or Berlin, as well as Asian destinations such as [...]

dragon boat

Must-See Bucket List Festivals that China is Famous for

Though I myself am not a huge fan of China, the nation is famous for a good number of things, including popular festivals. The following post, contributed by Mediabuzzer, lists several festivals worth checking out if you are planning to visit China in 2016. Right now, China is a hot, world-class destination which attracts almost [...]

taiwan thank you

There and back again: Taiwan revisited

As the mountains and forests of betelnut trees came into view, my eyes flooded with tears. They looked as beautiful and as magical as the first time I laid eyes on them. It was hard to believe that my husband and I were on a bus which was currently moving along the winding highway to [...]


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