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January 26, 2010


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Spencer L Casey

I am loving this philosophy!

When my love and I finally took our dream trip to NYC, we stayed in a brownstone converted to a hotel at about 8th and 20th. We walked from there all the way down to the Empire State Building. Then walked up 5th Avenue to Central Park for dinner at Tavern on the Green. After dinner we did take a mancab back to our room. But it was a walking day for sure. One of the best days of any vacation we've had.

You are right, when you walk, you see a human side of things that can't be experienced any other way.


I just spent a full day in the town of Qufu, in Shandong Province. It is a small town on the China scale. Qufu is the home of Confucius and there are several things to see, including a temple, former mansion of the Kong family (Confucius' descendants) and the Kong family cemetery, where Confucius and thousands of his family members are buried. The whole town is easily walkable and so my husband and I spent the entire day walking it. (Like you, we use the Shoe Leather Express frequently on our travels.) We appreciated everything so much more. As the local tourists sped by us in taxis, rickshaws and minibuses, we got to see the details. (Maybe they are not so interested in these details, but we are!) I love the Shoe Leather Express!

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Spencer...Glad to hear you got to take your dream trip to NYC. That's a great walk you took. What's one thing that grabbed your attention while you were walking?

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  • Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Shanghai, China

I live in Shanghai, China, with my Irish
husband and Vietnamese daughter.
Throughout the past four years, I've
crisscrossed the globe more times than
I can count, and while doing so, have
discovered what a kooky, miraculous,
and lovely place our world is. My experiences
enlighten me, inspire me, and crack me up.