Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome

Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome

Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome

Hong Kong & Shanghai 2015

Hong Kong and Shanghai 2015

Hong Kong & Shanghai 2015 Hong Kong & Shanghai 2015

London 2014

London in Winter 2014

London 2014 London 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014

Cambodia and Burma July 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014 Cambodia and Burma 2014

Peru 2014

Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima 2014

Peru 2014 Peru 2014

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013 Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Tips and Resources for Planning a Trip to Paris

Going to Paris? Here are my tips and resources for planning a trip

Tips and Resources for Planning a Trip to Paris Tips and Resources for Planning a Trip to Paris

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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Hampton Court Palace- Day Trip From London

August 4, 2016
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Hampton Court Palace was built in the early 1500’s originally by Thomas Wolsey, but eventually finished by King Henry VIII. We took a day trip with the family to see all the royal splendor. In the winter, when we were there, the hours were shortened but there was a very cool light show in the […]

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Day Trip To Greenwich (Outside London); Cutty Sark, Meridian Line, Royal Observatory

July 20, 2016
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On one of our days in London we took the tube into the city, using our Oyster Travelcard, and picked up the Thames Clipper to Greenwich (discounted ticket with the Oyster Card). It’s possible of course to get to Greenwich by tube or by bus, but going by boat was scenic and fun, if not […]

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