30 Nov, 2018 in HK Hikes

I’ve visited Hong Kong’s Lamma Island several times in the years I’ve lived in Hong Kong (example1, example2), but the last time was over 7 years ago, and it was mainly on the same path crossing the island from north to south-east (Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier). This year, I went back to revisit, and […]

13 Aug, 2018 in HK Hikes

Just when I think I’ve visited everything that there is to visit in Hong Kong I accidentally come across a new spot that reminds me how wonderful Hong Kong is. From an unexplored nearly deserte ferry pier next the Chinese University of Hong Kong departs a one hour ferry take goes through beautiful Plover Cove area, […]

22 May, 2018 in Zurich

One of the nicest hikes I’ve done in the previous year was the  Stoos, with an impressive break-taking “hike” on the mountain ridge overlooking glorious snow-top mountains and clear water lakes. With gondola cable-car and ski-lifts taking you up all the way, it’s as easy as can be, making this possibly the best easy hike […]

24 Dec, 2017 in Alajuela, Visions

I began my Costa Rican adventures renting a car at San Jose and heading off to the north towards La Fortuna. First stop the La Paz Waterfall, a waterfall areas turned eco-Disney land that made me realize just how touristic and commercial Costa Rican “eco-travel” is. Still, can’t beat paved hikes to some gorgeous nature, […]

9 Dec, 2017 in Visions, Zurich

During my last month of two years in Europe I had an opportunity to do some quick getaways that proved quite amazing. One such unexpected treat was Switzerland. I’ve done Geneva and Lausanne before in the French part of Switzerland, but this time made my way up to the German part of the country in […]

4 Aug, 2016 in HK Hikes
Tung Lung Chau Island Hong Kong (21)

Hong Kong is my second home. I’ve live in Hong Kong for many years and I’ve had plenty of time to explore most of the places in Hong Kong. Even though Hong Kong is one of the most diverse exciting cities in the world, I did a pretty good job of covering almost everything, and […]

18 Jan, 2016 in Illinois
Matthiessen State Park Hiking Trail Illinois-023

Illinois is very flat, and it gets the somewhat deserved reputation of being a bit dull, especially in comparison to other areas in the US with much grander natural scenery. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do, there are some lovely national parks and natural hikes in Illinois, and the Matthiessen State Park Hiking […]

17 Dec, 2015 in Vancouver
Capilano Suspension Bridge Vancouver Canada (13)

Lots to see and do in Vancouver, but the national parks just North of the city rising over the mountains are probably what makes Vancouver special and memorable to me. During my short time in Vancouver I had the change to visit two such attractions with a special shuttle leaving from the conference center. The first was […]

19 May, 2015 in San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve - San Diego (22)

Torrey Pines is a natural reserve in San Diego offering spectacular ocean views, gorgeous hiking trails, and a unique opportunity to enjoy coastal nature at its best well-preserved moon-like mountains next to a long stretch of beach and all sorts of wild life. It’s got a little bit of everything for anyone, and all within […]

15 Dec, 2014 in Kyoto
Kyoto Japan (59)

On my last day in Kyoto, feeling a bit of temple overload I was hoping to try something a bit different and the Arashimaya area was just the thing. One of the highlights in the area is a monkey park, but not your regular zoo style but an area of land where monkeys roam free […]

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