Sightseeing

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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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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London in Winter; British Museum, Tate Modern and Borough Market

July 9, 2016
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Why would we go to London in winter? It certainly wasn’t for the weather which was at best, chilly. We went to London to spend Christmas with David’s family. While that was lovely, in terms of sightseeing, the week around Christmas, may not the best time to be a tourist, but we were determined to […]

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Yangon Food Tour

May 16, 2016
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After checking into the hotel, we had an appointment to go on a lunch time street food tour of the city with Yangon Food Tours. Our guide met us at the hotel and we set off on foot in for a tour around the neighborhood’s street food, stall, and small restaurant offerings. At the first […]

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Lima Mercado de Surquillo and Historical District

April 6, 2015
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On our last day in Lima we walked from the hotel to the Mercado de Surquillo at the corner of Avenida Paseo de la Republica and Narciso de la Colina. If you’re staying in Miraflores and enjoy wandering food markets this one is well worth the stop.     From the market we took a […]

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