Polly 7 on September 9th, 2012

This was one of the most interesting places I have ever visited!  It is called Langa Langa Lagoon on Malaita in the Solomon Islands. We arrived on Busu Island in Langa Langa Lagoon after a lovely 45 minute boat ride – many people waved to us when they saw Shane and me in the boat. […]

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Polly 7 on July 27th, 2012

After a happy time hiking, we traveled to Inle Lake.  This is a very large lake where people still live and work as they have done for hundreds of years. We arrived at the lake and we went into a long, narrow boat with a very noisy motor! It was a very exciting boat ride. […]

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Polly 7 on July 17th, 2012

After seeing many temples in Bagan, we rode a very slow train to Mandalay – the train took eight hours to travel only 200 kilometres (125 miles) across flat land!  The train stopped in many stations where people sold food and drink through the windows of the train. I even bought something to eat! Mandalay […]

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Polly 7 on July 7th, 2012

Myanmar is a country that used to be called Burma.  We had to get a visa before we arrived, so we did this in Thailand.  A visa is a pass that allows a frog or person to travel to a country.  It was the first time I had to visit an embassy to apply for […]

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Polly 7 on June 22nd, 2012

It was time for me to visit another new place – the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan. Shane lived and worked in Taipei (the capital of Taiwan) for four months during 2006, so this was his first visit in five years! Shane told me that Taiwan used to be called “Formosa” (meaning “Beautiful […]

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While Polly #2 was waiting to board the Amtrak train at Union Station in Chicago, she wandered the nearby streets of Chicago, and chanced upon the French Market. The market is conveniently located in the commuter concourse of the Metra train station on North Clinton Street, so it’s at an ideal location to provide it’s […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

As Polly #2 was strolling up and down the sidewalks of Chicago on her last day there, she chanced upon a Crumbs bakery. Crumbs opened their first shop in New York in 2003, and now has locations in several east coast states, Chicago, and California. More than 50 varieties of cupcakes are baked daily, and […]

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  Garrett’s Popcorn has been a household name in Chicago since they first opened in 1949. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, the kernels are hot air popped in old-fashioned copper kettles, and every batch is handmade daily. Because of this attention to quality, the lines to buy this irresistible product can be rather […]

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La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona, and goes through the heart of the city center. It’s a wide boulevard that connects the Plaça de Catalunya, a busy square, with the Columbus Monument and the city’s waterfront, and is about 3/4 of a mile long. It’s a very crowded and popular with not […]

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Polly 2 on June 10th, 2012

Carcassonne is a fortified medieval walled city in southwestern France, between Toulouse and Narbonne. It was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and is visited by more than 3 million people every year. Carcassone is basically a castle that is also a city and is referred to as La Cite de Carcassone. […]

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