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    Coming Home for Christmas: Part 2

    We pick up our story after passing through the incredibly stringent German border heading towards the Belgian capital; Brussels. (Part 1) Step 4: Brussels, Belgium -> Amsterdam, The Netherlands   Amsterdam would be my final destination within continental Europe. The…

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    The North-East Tour – Mudanjiang

      [visual-link-preview encoded=”eyJ0eXBlIjoiaW50ZXJuYWwiLCJwb3N0IjoxNjc1LCJwb3N0X2xhYmVsIjoiUG9zdCAxNjc1IC0gVHJhdmVsIFBsYW46IEppbmdwbyBMYWtlIiwidXJsIjoiIiwiaW1hZ2VfaWQiOjE2OTUsImltYWdlX3VybCI6Imh0dHA6Ly90cmF2ZWxsaW5nd2Vsc2htYW4uY29tL3dwLWNvbnRlbnQvdXBsb2Fkcy8yMDE5LzAzL1AxMDMwNDE3LS0zMDB4MzAwLmpwZyIsInRpdGxlIjoiVHJhdmVsIFBsYW46IEppbmdwbyBMYWtlIiwic3VtbWFyeSI6IlRoaXMgaXMgdW5kb3VidGVkbHkgb25lIG9mIHRoZSBoaWdobGlnaHQgYXR0cmFjdGlvbnMgd2hlbiBpdCBjb21lcyB0byB0aGUgTm9ydGgtRWFzdCBvZiBDaGluYS4gQWx0aG91Z2ggbm90IGhhdmluZyB0aGF0IG11Y2ggb2YgYW4gaW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbCByZXB1dGF0aW9uIGl0IGlzIGhvd2V2ZXIgcmV2ZXJlZCBieSB0aGUgbG9jYWxzIGFzIGEgd2lkZWx5IHJlY29nbmlzZWQgY3VsdHVyYWwgYXR0cmFjdGlvbi4gSmluZ3BvIExha2UgYW5kIGl0cyBzdXJyb3VuZGluZyBuYXR1cmFsIGF0dHJhY3Rpb25zIGFyZSBldmVuIHJlY29nbmlzZWQgYXMgYW4gaW1wb3J0YW50IG5hdGlvbmFsIGFuZCBoaXN0b3JpYyBpbnRlcmVzdCZoZWxsaXA7IiwidGVtcGxhdGUiOiJ1c2VfZGVmYXVsdF9mcm9tX3NldHRpbmdzIn0=”] Coming to Mudanjiang wasn’t for the city itself, rather an attraction far outside it. Following the theme of the North East, this would be yet another natural attraction born out of the fires and flames that brews…

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    The North-East Tour – Wudalianchi

      Chronicles of my 2-days in Wudalianchi [visual-link-preview encoded=”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”] For any true traveller, there comes a time when there’s a desire to seek a real adventure. Following the well-beaten track is good for many different reasons. However, there comes a…

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    The North-East Tour – Harbin

    [visual-link-preview encoded=”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″] The chronicles of my 2-days in Harbin For an extensive guide on Harbin’s attractions, accommodations and travel info, check the guide here! Or for a list of Harbin’s top 8 attractions, click here!   The first step of…

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    The North-East Tour – The Beginning

    Its Spring Festival! A national holiday in China; Christmas, Easter and New Years all rolled into one, a monumental celebration. For an entire two weeks the country shuts-down, a hold on the constant workaholic grind. EVERYONE in China heads home…