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The full story of Chengu... sort of?

I'm rather fascinated by short-form storytelling. Prior to this whole traveling the world thing and trying to make it as a digital nomad, Sheila and I were both frequent presenters at Ignite Phoenix. The format is simple: Deliver a five-minute presentation while 20 slides auto-advance behind you every 15 seconds. No clicker. Not starting over again. Just you. And about a thousand people watching.

I miss it, and I'm afforded limited opportunities to do something similar now that I'm living abroad. There's a defunct Ignite chapter in Bangkok. Same goes for Pecha Kutcha. The closest thing (and one I quite enjoy) I can find is Random Thainess, and I'll probably do a talk there in Ignite-format just because I can.

To help scratch that itch and to generate more content across my social properties, I'm trying a little experiment. I'm using Sheila's vast Flickr collection as my base, selecting 20 of the best images from a given destination and am re-sharing them on our Instagram feed as well as making a Google+ Collection. (Hint: that's what you are looking at right now.)

When the sharing is done (hint: it's done for this collection) I'm going to assemble a blog-based Ignite talk using those slides in that order. What's so hard about that, you ask? Everything, if you're trying to assemble a cohesive narrative designed for on-page consumption in a single sitting rather than the catch-as-catch-can nature of social media shares. No re-organizing. I'll take them as they come and make a story about it. Oh, and reading each block of text should take 15 seconds each. Which means, if you read at the same pace I speak, each post should take 5 minutes to consume.

I'm calling these my Farcical Twenty series. Well... assuming I do another one. Or until I come up with a better name. If you're interested, you can read the results on the link below. Or you can just leaf through the photos in this collection. I'm easy!
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Hey, new followers! I've got a few more active Collections if you want some new funny text to go with the photos. Here's one from our trip to Copenhagen, Denmark last February! New photos added daily!
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Thanks for hosting us for a week, @Niccolo_Chengdu! You showed us the best #luxury #travel has to offer!

#Chengdu #China #hotel #night #fountain #beauty #b&w #nofilter
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Old meets new in #Chendu #China. This shot was taken just outside of Niccolo Chengdu, which you can see towering over the temple in the foreground.
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Getting lost and eating: Two things we love! Huge props to +Lost Plate Food Tours for showing us the tastiest parts of #Chengdu #China!

#nomnomnom
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We had such a great time at Niccolo Chengdu in #China. They took great care of us, including out very own (hic!) signature cocktail event. (hic!)


#Chengdu #luxury #travel
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Hanging out with a little White Lion in #Leshan. No, wait. That's a tiger. Oops.

(Originally shared on http://instagram.com/opptravelers)

#China #GiantBuddha #ShEvo
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The excitement of the Leshan Giant Buddha seems lost on this civil service worker. Yeah, should have seen that one coming.

#china #chengdu #leshan #tour #travel #traveling
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What? Us silly? Yeah, that happens when you've got good friends on the tour with you in Chengdu China!

Thanks for taking us along for the journey, Eric & Amber from With Husband In Tow! (http://withhusbandintow.com)

#chengdu #china #leshan #bigbuddha #friends
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t's always tea time somewhere in China. The fine folks at @Niccolo_Chengdu know how to put on a great service!

#Chengdu #China #tea #beverage #elegant #luxury #travel
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