8 Jun, 2019 in Koh Samui

During Chinese/Lunar New Year I escaped Hong Kong to Thailand, and found my way to the southern island of Ko Samui. I did not intend to but the beach hotel I got was right next to China Town and so I was very lucky to catch the very lively local celebrations near the local template. […]

24 Mar, 2019 in Koh Samui, Visions

This Chinese new year, I returned to Thailand after 14 years of being away. I can’t imagine why it took me so long. Especially having lived in Asia for a few years since. But I’m very glad that I did. My visit to Koh Samui, which I remembered as an over-touristy commercialized island, compared to […]

25 Feb, 2010 in HK Places
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Elements shopping mall, located in the Kowloon MTR station in western Kowloon just upstairs from Airport Express going towards the airport, can compete for Hong Kong’s grandest. Going through the shopping mall, which I heard nothing about before arriving there, I was very pleasantly surprised. I’ve seen some nice malls in Hong Kong, some of […]

20 Feb, 2009 in Taipei
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For Chinese New Year 2009 I was invited to join a lovely Taiwanese family up in Danshui, just north of Taipei. The whole area enjoys an amazing view of the Tamshui river and the surrounding mountains. The area has some beautiful nature hikes to explore with a walking path and bicycle routes along the small […]

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