Tag Archives: travel

I like this for short #trips

18 Aug

#OnePiece Toys at McD – #Marketing success (for teenage boys)

17 Aug

#McDonalds in #China is currently Having their #OnePiece Toys period. They play One Piece Shows on the TV, and all these college aged boys keep coming inand buying the #toys 😜😂. I think they are buying more than the kids 😂 Anyway, one of the managers drew this cute picture the other day. Pretty Good job!

Iced #Chocolate ❤

13 Aug

Iced #Chocolate at #CaffeBene ☕ in Changchun, #China! Love the #Art in this Cafe, the paintings are pretty ❤

#Ivacy VPN 2017

7 Aug

Ivacy VPN

If you pay any attention to my blog, you’ll know that for the last 3 years I have been living abroad and traveling to many countries including China, Korea, Japan, US.  All truly beautiful countries, you should try reading some of my other posts to see my adventures!

As always, I want to start by saying I do NOT support using a VPN to avoid legal blocks (like the Great Firewall), accomplish illegal or illicit activities, or do anything that the government would not approve of.  Those things are illegal – if you don’t want to follow their local laws, find a different country to live or travel in. 

So if you aren’t looking to break firewalls and get into sites you shouldn’t be getting into, why would you want a VPN?  You can find my list of the pros and cons of a VPN here. In general, I like the security a VPN provides to me, whether at home or abroad. I still use my VPNs in the US, especially if at a public location to avoid the same hacks, viruses, and trojans I worry about while traveling.  A VPN can help keep you fast and safe. Sometimes. Depending on which VPN you choose.  Also, it sometimes helps me bypass technical issues in the system. For example, my university uses Blackboard, but it does have random glitches that drop it a lot.  About 25% of the time, it only works if the teachers use a VPN.   When other teachers are down and out, those with a VPN can still get on.

To be honest, I actually go back and forth between several VPNs right now including Astrill and VyprVPN.  You can read my reviews for them here and here.  But I recently  Ivacy offered me the chance to test them out – kind of a new VPN on the shelf. Here’s my experience so far!
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New #China Phone Number!

5 Aug

Cool news my darlings!

Today I finally got my new phone number for Changchun. No, I’m not telling you what it is 😛  But at least I managed to get it all on my own without help from my company!

For the last 3 years, I have been a loyal customer of #ChinaMobile – one of the three largest phone companies in the nation (the other two are China Unicom and China Telecommunications).  When I first came to China, China Mobile had a definite stronghold on the market, but since then the other two have come a long way.  Still, I have had a good run with the company.  

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#Garlic and #Ginger = Delish!

5 Aug

#Ginger & #Garlic pork with onions and potatos. #RealChinese food that is just to die for!

So Much #Panda Cuteness!

1 Aug

So many #panda statues! So much cuteness in one place is a little overwhelming ❤😂

Proud #Peacock

1 Aug

Say ‘hello’ to Brynn the bright #Peacock from the #Changchun #WildAnimal Park in #China. They let us feed them from our hands. Such brilliant colors!

Not Quite What I expected. . .

31 Jul

Adventures in #Translation!
Tried ordering an iced tea and cola. Pointed to iced tea picture . . . waited then said ‘Bing #Cola’ (Iced Cola). She looks at me funny, but says ‘ok!’ Hands me a cola in the tea glass. 😜😜 Had to go back and get the tea – too funny!

Beautiful Day for a #Stroll in #Seoul

28 Jul

From my #Seoul2017 trip! Beautiful background on a lovely day ❤ One of my favorite views in the city

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