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This detailed index directs you to article, blog posts, images, and videos that are all the work of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

climbing the Great Wall in Beijing, China
climbing the Great Wall in Beijing, China

Asia

China

ARTICLE-Best Souvenirs of China
Beijing-Here and There
  Videos
     Climbing up the Great Wall
     Climbing down the Great Wall
     Humanity pours through a gate in Forbidden City
     Peking Duck carved in Beijing
Chengdu-Here and There
  Videos
     Antique pepper grinder turns dried red peppers into ground pepper
     Not many things are cuter than a baby panda
     Panda eating bamboo
     Pandas doing what pandas do best
     Red pandas eating
     Qin Shan Zhai Restaurant performers
Jiuzhaigou Valley-Here and There
  Videos
     Sesame candy pounders in Tibetan village
     Travertine pools at Huanglong National Scenic Reserve in China
     Waterfall at Jiuzhaigou Valley national park in Sichuan, China
Shanghai-Here and There
  Videos
     Shanghai Maglev Train boarding and takeoff
     Shanghai Maglev Train accelerates to full speed in real time
     Silk cocoons get soaked
Wencheng
  Videos
     Chinese dancers sing about fresh air
     Chinese kung fu expert demo
     Traditional local dance of Wencheng, China
     Traditional tai chi
     Zany Peking Opera singer
Wenzhou–Here and There
     ARTICLE-Why haven’t you heard of this captivating Chinese city of 14 million?
  Videos
  Boat crosses river in Shizhiyan Cliff Scenic Spot
     Chinese rice dough is a lot like play doh
     Dongyuan Printing Village set-up demo
     Nanxi River bamboo rafting-part 1
     Nanxi River bamboo rafting–part 2
     Spectacular foggy dessert pudding
     Why hand-pulled noodles cost more
Xi’an-Here and There

Indonesia

Bali-Here and There
  Videos
  Batubulan Village-barong creature cavorts in Indonesian dance
  Batubulan Village-women perform exotic Indonesian dance
  Jatiluwih rice terraces-separating out rice from stalks. 1
  Jatiluwih rice terraces-separating out rice from stalks. 2
  Taman Nusa Indonesian cultural park-traditional music & costume of Java
  Vasanti Seminyak Resort Bali-traditional Indonesian music in lobby
Flores Island-Here and There
  Videos
  Melo Village-men sing and dance
  Melo Village-musical greeting from women
  Melo Village-traditional stick dance
Komodo Island

Japan

Japan-Here and There
Aomori
  Videos
  Japanese marten fetches dinner in the snow
  Snow plow at work in snowiest area of the world-Japan!
Nagano Prefecture
  Videos
  Noon gongs and bells peal out at Zenkoji Temple’s main hall
     Snow monkeys grooming beside hot springs and atop webcam
     Snow monkeys grooming in natural hot springs
     Snow monkeys busy grooming at Jigokudani Yaen Koen Snow Monkey Park
     Snow monkeys monkeying around the hot springs in Japan
Sendai
  Videos
     Beautiful snowing scene at Miyagiko Distillery
     Colorful Japanese fan dance
     Female musician wearing kimono performs on the traditional instrument Tsugaru-jamisen
     Four female musicians wearing kimono perform on the traditional instrument Tsugaru-jamisen
Tokyo
  Videos
     
Sleek bullet train arrives at Tokyo station
     The long kiss goodbye, or two bullet trains disengage in Japan
     Vending machine dispenses miniature dog souvenir in Tokyo

Taiwan

ARTICLE-8 reasons to fall in love with Taiwan
Taiwan-Here and There
TAIPEI
  VIDEO-Changing of the guards at National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Yuchi Township
  Videos
  River in Taroko Gorge National Park, Hualien
  Fountain at Wenwu Temple, Sun Moon Lake
  Dageeli Tribe Restaurant, Hualien
  Taiwan Lantern Festival
  Taiwanese ice cream game at Chun restaurant, Yilan

Thailand

Thailand-Here and There
Ayutthaya
-Here and There
  Videos
  Eelephant painting and munching
     Thai food vendor mixing green crepe dough
     Thai food vendor making green crepes
Bangkok-Here and There
     ARTICLE-Thai massage at Wat Pho Temple
  Videos
     Temple of Reclining Buddha-dropping coins in bowls
     Thai kickboxing fight dance
     Thai puppetry show
Chiang Mai-Here and There
  Videos
     Morning market
     Novice monks receive morning offering
Phuket-Here and There
  Videos
     Approaching the scene at James Bond Island
     Cashew factory
     How to ream a coconut

South Pacific

Fiji

FIJI-Here and There
Viti Levu-Here and There
  Videos
     
Kula Eco Park-retired TV star Charlie the cockatoo
     Lawai Village-ladies perform fan dance
     Mana Island Resort-arrival
  Outrigger-bula! guy says hello
     Outrigger-employees sing good-bye, Fiji farewell song “Isa Lei”
     Outrigger-firewalkers    
  Radisson Bleu Resort-arrival bula drum
     Radisson Bleu Resort-lighting the tiki torches
     Rony’s voice is truly and instrument of wonder
     Shangri-La Resort-Drum Story pt.1
     Shangri-La Resort-Drum Story pt.2
     Shangri-La Resort-Drum Story pt. 3
Taveuni Island-Here and There
     ARTICLE-Crowing about Fiji
  Videos
     Church choir
     How to grate a coconut
     How to husk a coconut
     How to open a coconut
     How to put foods in a lovo oven
     How to wrap chickens beautifully for the lovo oven
     Paved road ramble through the jungle
     Paved road ramble along the coast
     Southern Blowhole
     Tavoro Waterfalls-swimming
     Waitavala waterslide-getting to the starting point
     Waitavala waterslide-sliding down the rest
     Vuna Village-kava root presentation to acting chief
Yasawa Island
  Videos
     Just another day in paradise
     Smooth landing on grass runway
     Smooth takeoff from grass runway
     Wiggling kids in church

New Zealand

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