A few last things before I go

Upon making plans to leave Hong Kong, I knew there were a few things I’d like to do before departing. One was visit the Peak again to get night shots of the city, and another was to ride the Star Ferry once more. Otherwise, I just wanted to spend time on the Island, enjoying the…

The Singapore Sling

Spring Break 2018 – Singapore and its gems In addition to the major neighborhoods of Singapore, there are plenty of other little gems in the city if visiting during peak tourist season. We explored the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which are a must if you love orchids and exotic plants and flowers. Even in the heat,…

Singapore’s Neighborhoods

Spring Break 2018 – Singapore’s popular neighborhoods A short flight from Hong Kong is the city it is most often compared with – Singapore. Well, city-state, that is. It’s a city, a state, and everything in between. For such a small space, it packs a good punch in terms of things to do and see….

Slow down & smell the bauhinias

Day 2 – CNY holiday – Hong Kong: Central, toward Admiralty Today I continue my journey around Hong Kong by going up another steep road (with steps) toward the Fringe Club and Lower Albert Road. It is this road I intend to follow on my way to Hong Kong Park. I woke up aching because,…

On the trail of old Hong Kong

Day 1 – CNY holiday – Hong Kong, Sheung Wan & Central¬† Undoubtedly, Hong Kong’s early streets and neighborhoods are an urban maze. Stairs up to the heavens. Streets with steps ready to break an ankle. Homespun tea shops and coffee bars. Trees growing like the Kraken along walls – or other host trees. Spray-painted…

The jewels of the Emerald Isle

In Dublin’s fair city – Day 2 – a trip to Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, and Glendalough¬† We were in Dublin for a day when we had a side-trip planned – this time out to Kilkenny, Wicklow, and the ancient monastery at Glendalough. At Kilkenny, we piled out of the bus at the castle – where…

No rest for the weary. Not on my watch.

London Redux –¬†1 week in the capital – An assortment of things, part 2 One afternoon, I dragged Mum and my sister from Westminster Station to the Southbank to walk along the Thames and take pictures of iconic sites. We got to the Waterloo Bridge, not quite getting to St. Paul’s as I had planned,…

What to do if you think you’ve seen it all (in London)

London Redux – 1 week in the capital – Things to do that are not the Tower, Big Ben, or a museum With my family off to see the Tower of London, I embarked on a mystery photography tour of London’s old city conducted by Hairy Goat Photography Tours and Adventure. As a budding digital…