To kickoff my move from Hong Kong to the United States last year, I chose Boston to be my first stop in the USA. With top universities like Harvard and MIT (and many others) and the many years since I visited last as a child, it was long overdue. Boston has exceeded every expectation, academically […]


Last year, somewhat unexpectedly, I found myself on a research exchange to a small town in northern Florida called Tallahassee – home to Floirda State University where I was to work with a professor in the social psychology department. Before going to Tallahassee I wasn’t sure what to expect, there wasn’t much available on the […]

Florida State University Campus (24)

Florida State University was my academic home for 6 months while I was on a research attachment to the United States. I’ve been to a fair share of campuses throughout the united states, and though there’s nothing too extraordinary about the FSU campus it was nicer than I expected. Large lawns, red stone architecture, decent […]

Epcot Disney Orlando (27)

The Walt Disney World and Epcot Center are some of the most vivid memories I have from my year living in the states in 1989. Based in Topeka middle-of-no-where Kansas the family set off for a trip to Florida and Orlando spending a few days in kids’ paradise. It was around Christmas and Hannukah time […]


Having exhausted most of what Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen have to offer I was looking for an interesting weekend escape that wouldn’t be too far but still very different, exciting and new. I must admit that I haven’t heard much of Kaiping prior, but the UNESCO heritage site title badge seemed like a sign […]

Majianglong Village - Kaiping - Guangdon (5)

The last of the Diaolou western-Chinese mix villages in my Kaiping tour was Majianglong Village. I arrived a little bit too late to really enjoy all that it has to offer, but still, I was able to appreciate the special architecture and get a taste of the local feel.   …

Cabo+Rojo+Lighthouse+Puerto+Rico+ 52  Los Morrillos Lighthouse : Cabo Rojo   Puerto Rico puerto tico

One of my main travel goals for my research appointment to Florida was to try and get a glimpse of central and south America. It’s a part of the world I’ve never been to but always wanted to explore. Though I failed that mission, I was able to get a little bit closer than before […]

Around old San Juan (4)

To wrap up all my posts about my wonderful trip to Puerto Rico, the final post is about the lovely old city of San Juan. There are several world class attractions in San Juan, including forts and castles that defended the cities from rival colonials forces, but the real charm of the city simply …

26 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Miami
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Miami was the last stop in my 6+ months research exchange trip to the United States. I must applaud myself for probably the longest term planning I’ve ever done , booking a ticket that goes to my target city – Tallahassee – through Boston, and returns from Miami, with a few days stop in each. […]

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens - Miami (102)

Last of the wonderful Miami Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens posts is about their butterflies collection. The gardens have it all – flowers, trees, plants, art, and … butterflies. I love taking photos of butterflies, and they have a wonderful collection.   Here, have a look…   …

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