My wife and I didn’t know what to expect when we stepped out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport a couple of weeks. We knew it was muggy and warm that afternoon, but other than that we had no expectations or […]
It’s hard to identify what factors are at play when you’re talking about how a people or a city changes in a short amount of time. The waves of economic changes are a constant pressure on a city whereas the nuances of cultural differences are sometimes subtle and hard to identify if you’re not sensitive to them.
We were able to make our way to Lantau Island (大嶼山) for a few hours to enjoy time away from Hong Kong Island and an opportunity to see the Tian Tan Buddha (天壇大佛) . The 26 meter high statue of […]
The night time view from The Peak is worth the time spent in an endless line waiting for the Peak Tram to take you to the top of Hong Kong Island’s tallest mountain. Once there you’re welcomed by a breathless skyline of Hong […]
Spent Wednesday evening watching the horse races at Hong Kong’s Jockey Club. Although none of us were engaged in betting we were still able to enjoy both the horses and the mixed crowd of locals and foreigners on a beautiful evening.
It was a late Thursday afternoon in December of 1999 around the Christmas holiday when I found myself packing the most important of my belongings into a single backpack and being forced to leave Taiwan after a visa violation. Hours earlier I […]
Somewhere during the flight, as our plane was making a line towards the Russian coast line and the Kamchatka peninsula, the sudden recognition of freshly cut purple and white orchids in between our seats appeared as if to remind us of the journey that lay ahead.