On Nathan Road Kowloon

June 4, 2015

This pretty much sums up what we did in Asia. With eyes bigger than our stomachs we gawked, stalked and ate from hawker stalls in street corners and back alleys at all hours of the day. Our bellies and second chins are still enjoying their food comas.

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Photo of the Day: City Wall in Lijiang

July 13, 2011

Our trip to China was such a blur that I can’t remember in my head what the differences are between the cities that we visited. What I remember clearly, however, was our deliberate effort to NOT plan. Besides lodging and a few known sites, we didn’t pre-arrange anything. This gave us the flexibility to wander […]

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Photo of the Day: Texture in Macau

July 11, 2011

I know, I know, it’s Macau again, but seriously, the city is a treasure trove of gorgeous photographs. It is blessed with the most beautiful, paint chipped, sun damaged, rotten walls. Buildings have a texture here. You can almost describe them as crunchy.  Crusted, chipped and dry, they are beautiful in any light. If this […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words: Flying over Kunming

March 17, 2010

This is an oldie but a goodie. Way back in November 2008, a good friend and I did a 10 day trip to China. Braving dodgy, local airline companies, we made it to Kunming and Lijiang. Cold, remote and ancient. We hired guides that could hardly speak English and explored dark, traditional tea houses in […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words: The Peak in Hong Kong

October 22, 2009

This is an oldie, but a goodie. Taken in November 08 during a trip to China with JS. Hong Kong is a fusion of British influences and Chinese history. The food is magnificent: fresh razor clams, garlic crabs, fish noodles. We spoiled ourselves with foot massages and explored the chaos of Kowloon markets. Such a […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words: Pig’s Head

May 14, 2009

Baisha Old Town – Yunnan ChinaNovember 2008 This is one of my favourite pictures of all time. Many people can’t understand why. To me, it embodies everything that is precious about travel: the opportunity to witness the abnormal. J and I were walking through Baisha Old Town, after having spent a few days in Lijiang. […]

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Nov 27th, 2008 – Back from China

March 22, 2009

I found this excerpt in my “Drafts” folder. Another example of why travel is so good for the soul. I’m back from China. And I don’t think I realize just how much that trip has affected me. It’s the kind of trip that will take weeks to settle, the kind that was so stimulating and […]

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In the mood for love

February 28, 2009

After months of planning and stalling and planning, J and I finally delivered on our much anticipated Wong Kar-Wai movie night.  We were supposed to watch Chungking Express after having visited Chungking Mansions in Kowloon during our China trip.  However, he couldn’t get a hold of the DVD so instead we watched In the mood for […]

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