Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013 Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Peru 2014

Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima 2014

Peru 2014 Peru 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014

Cambodia and Burma July 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014 Cambodia and Burma 2014

Turkey 2012

Visiting Turkey; Istanbul and Ephesus in 2012

Turkey 2012 Turkey 2012

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok- 17 days July 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009 Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Morocco 2012

Morocco; Marrakech, Fez, Volubilis, Meknes and Casablanca in October of 2012

Morocco 2012 Morocco 2012

Japan 2011

Sushi, Shrines and Shinkansen; 8 Days in Tokyo and Kyoto in April 2011

Japan 2011 Japan 2011

Rome 2009

Mozzarella, Museums & Macchiato; A Week in Rome, October 2009

Rome 2009 Rome 2009

Overnight on a Chinese Train, Hong Kong to Shanghai

December 4, 2016
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After our morning in Hong Kong, we got a 2PM checkout from the hotel and took a taxi (42 HK$) to Hong Ham station for our 3:15PM departure. At the station, we exchanged our remaining Hong Kong dollars for Chinese Yuan as that is all that can be used on the train (no credit cards […]

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A Goodbye to Hong Kong with French Toast, Noodles, and Dim Sum

November 21, 2016
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We didn’t eat in the Tai O fishing village, but instead returned to Kowloon and had a late lunch at the Sweetheart Cafe on Ashley road. This was my first experience with the culinary delight known as “Hong Kong French Toast” which is not for the faint of heart or stomach. It’s two slices of […]

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Hong Kong’s Lantau Island Tai O Fishing Village

November 14, 2016
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From the Tian Tan Buddha and the monastery, we took bus #21 to Tai O fishing village for about 6 HK$. The ride took about 40 minutes. We explored the narrow alleyways for about an hour or so. Unlike the monastery, there were a lot of cats here. And a lot of dried fish. Perhaps […]

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Hong Kong’s Lantau Island; The Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

October 28, 2016
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Early on a Monday morning we found ourselves on the MTR Pink line to the Orange line out to end out to Lantau Island. Outside the MTR station is a French inspired pastry shop called Saint Honore. GO THERE. Two pastries, fresh and hot from oven, one with peaches, one with sweetened cheese for all of 17 […]

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Hong Kong’s Central District; Star Ferry, Dim Sum and Markets

October 9, 2016
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On our first full day in Hong Kong, unsurprisingly, I woke up at 3am. Thank you jet lag. The first stop of the day was to buy Hong Kong transportation cards called Octopus Cards; 150 HK$ for me, and 70 HK$ for mom (senior rate).  Built into those costs is a 50 HK$ deposit which we got […]

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Hong Kong and the Salisbury YMCA

September 25, 2016
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If you ever have the opportunity to fly trans pacific for the price of a transcontinental ticket, take it. At some point in the Fall of 2014 I saw a deal for tickets from LAX to Hong Kong, nonstop, for under $600 (as a point of comparison, my June flight from LA to Boston this […]

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A Visit to Oxford England

September 18, 2016
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I’ve wanted to visit Oxford forever. When I was in high school I briefly toyed with applying there for college, and when I was in college I wanted to go for a semester abroad. My stepfather had spent 6 weeks there at the university doing an acting program with the Yale School of Drama and […]

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Chiswick, London

September 10, 2016
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Chiswick is a suburb in West London, about half an hour by train from the city center (in tube zone 4). We chose this neighborhood primarily because we found an affordable vacation rental with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for 8 people. It’s a lovely little neighborhood with a small town feel, complete with decent supermarket […]

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