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Golden Dragon

Kowloon Betrayal

Have you ever felt loyal to a certain part of town? In Chicago, the north siders and the south siders are fiercely protective of their territories, which are defined by baseball teams, parades, and airports.I kind of feel the same when it comes to Hong Kong. Although there isn't a district there that I don't like, I have to say that Kowloon is my favorite part of the … [Read More]

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Bukak Park Seoul

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The great thing about being a teenager in the 80s is that there's a huge chance you look better now than you did back then. At least that's what I'm telling myself … [Read More]

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