2 Oct, 2017 in Venice

To wrap up my visit to Venice to meet my family for the holidays, I’ll just give you a photowalk around the city on my last day in Venice on my own after my family left. It’s very picturesque so almost every photo you take in whatever direction is likely to look gorgeous. Canals, colors, […]

7 Sep, 2016 in Gdansk, Visions
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A lovely old town with many atmospheric restaurants and cafes, maritime history and port area, nice beaches not too far away, Gdansk has charm and lots to offer. I only had a couple of days to explore the area, but managed to see quite a bit and enjoy the beauty and elegance of the old […]

29 Feb, 2016 in Lisbon, Visions
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During the one week off for carnival in the Netherlands, I took off for a first visit to Portugal. I knew very little about Portugal, and had absolutely zero expectations. Despite rainy gloomy weather most days I visited, I can summarize my visit to Lisbon and Sintra as a huge success. Once again, I found […]

20 Dec, 2014 in France, Visions
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After a long absence from Europe, I got to spend a couple of wonderful weeks in Paris and roaming around France. To my delight, I was joined by some of my charming family to head out from the Paris airport east to explore the wonders of Champagne province. From there, we roamed around circling Paris […]

7 Apr, 2014 in Itineraries, New York City
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While based in the US, I went to New York City for Christmas and New Years to visit my sister who was doing an exchange to NYU and meeting my parents who flew in to NYC for a visit. We spent about 10 days in New York, with an AirBnB apartment in Brooklyn next to […]

7 Jan, 2014 in Itineraries, Jerusalem
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Doesn’t matter how far I go and how long I stay away, Jerusalem is where I was brought up and where I go each year to visit my family. To be frank, it is only when I left Israel that I became really curious about seeing more of it. Sure, I went on tours, I […]

3 Jan, 2014 in Itineraries, Saint Augustine
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When most people think about Florida, they imagine tropical beaches and sunshine, but Florida is actually where colonial history of the Americas began and Saint Augustine in Florida prides itself as being the oldest everything in the United States. You’ve got the oldest fort, the oldest street, the oldest church, the oldest house, etc. referring […]

31 Dec, 2013 in Boston, Itineraries
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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 […]

30 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Tallahassee
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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 […]

28 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Kaiping
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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 […]

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