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WISE WORDS – Washington state treasures Seattle and Northwest gems: What are Washington’s top treasures?

WISE WORDS – Washington state treasures Seattle and Northwest gems: What are Washington’s top treasures?

“Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park — Home to the only temperate<!–more–> rain forests in the continental U.S., old growth forest, rugged un-spoiled beaches, mountains, abundant wildlife and our state’s rich Native American heritage, the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. Pike Place Market — Seattle’s Pike Place Market:  It will always be known as […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

BLOG: What you didn’t know about Taiwan — Bubble tea, canines, rocks, colleges, and cookies

For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. <!–more–> The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Travel, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

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Posted in Features, Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

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Posted in Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/62 Comments

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

Viewing through plastic and glass in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Yellow sun cooks the layers of dust off the edges of the curbs. So many curbs, so few sidewalks. Bits of brick and paper and cane juice plastic cups (biked over, ripped) compete for attention. They poke up from the dirt, insist themselves into the light.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

This is Street 63 — Sounds and images of Phnom Penh now

This is Street 63 — Sounds and images of Phnom Penh now

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly The dogs are yapping, the breeze is crusted over with exhaust, the bicycles and” tuk tuks” and whistles from the

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

The Village Report — Returning to Cambodia

The Village Report — Returning to Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Today is the second day back in Cambodia, after six weeks in California. I go to a small side street just off Khan

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

The Village Report — From Phnom Penh to Palo Alto

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly My son Kush turned six, half a world away.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our giant French doors are open today. There aren’t many other things in the room to distract, but even if there were, the balcony and the white rain beyond it command all of one’s attention. It looks and sounds like a television set that’s always on with loud static […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

The Village Report — The ins and outs of crossing borders in Southeast Asia

The Village Report — The ins and outs of crossing borders in Southeast Asia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our brown bus got to Phnom Penh right at 4 p.m. as promised. My son, husband, and I alighted on Monivong long before the official depot in the center of town. This was going to be a different kind of arrival, without the swarming of a thousand and one […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

The bad and beautiful of Venice

The bad and beautiful of Venice

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Marco Polo went to China in the 13th century and introduced pizza and noodles to the Europeans. Marco had inspired me to visit Venice last October, but the inspiration I got from Venice turned out to be something else.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

After risking storms & pirates, sea workers find respite on Elliott Bay

After risking storms & pirates, sea workers find respite on Elliott Bay

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly After months at sea, walking on land is not a simple thing, but a local nonprofit is helping sea workers adjust and reconnect with loved ones during their stopovers in Seattle.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

Delta expands Seattle’s international routes

Delta expands Seattle’s international routes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Delta Air Lines’ ambitious agenda will put Seattle on the global map.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

Asian in Africa

Asian in Africa

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly As an Asian American, I did not expect my presence in Ghana to go without attention. This sounds self-centered. And it is.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/200 Comments

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

The Village Report — Breakfast in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohler Northwest Asian Weekly Little fish, a pooling of about 30, butt about in their prism while my son looks on, mesmerized, chewing a bit of salty fish head. On the far side of the tank, someone has painted spindly leaves, stones, a castle, and a starfish. Akira, the other member of our […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Phnom Penh is hot, but not terribly so, and the air has a softness to it. People from around the world are here to invest, do business, and see the potential.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’

I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I was in Hawaii’s Ko Olina Resort for a wedding when snow hit Seattle on Feb. 8. I long for snow every once in a while, but when I get my wish, I really hate it.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/1439 Comments

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

By Dipika Kohli Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Old and scruffy. Wearing thongs and the loose, elephant-printed cotton trousers of the sort you only get on holidays in Southeast Asia. Mae Sai, in this case. Thailand. But his outfit wasn’t the first thing you noticed about the heavyset man in front of TESCO. It […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

The Village Report — Departing Delhi

The Village Report — Departing Delhi

By Dipika Kohli Special to Northwest Asian Weekly My aunt told me that it might be a good idea to sit for a while outside, in the park. Enjoy the ambient sounds of kids playing cricket. So I sat for a bit on a bench on our block East of Kailash. Two older gentlemen sat […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/241 Comment

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