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Man Mo Temple of Hong Kong May 2021

Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road is one of the best known and most photographed temples in Hong Kong.  “Man” translates to civil and “Mo”

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Po Toi Island, Hong Kong May 2021

Time for another adventure in Hong Kong! 😃 The destination this time is Po Toi Island (蒲台島) which is the main island of the Po Toi

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Wisdom Path, Ngong Ping April 2021

Many people visit Tai O together with Ngong Ping in the western part of Lantau Island, home to the Tian Tan Buddha. Tian Tan Buddha is

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Tai O Fishing Village April 2021

Since traveling abroad is still out of the question, I might as well explore more of Hong Kong where I live.  I’m ashamed to say

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Tsz Shan Monastery March 2021

It’s been a year since I have written a blog post, travelled, or even picked up my camera.  Last week I had the privilege of visiting

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Faces of Central Java Jan 2020

Yogyakarta means “a city that is fit to prosper” and is named after Ayodhya which was the birthplace of Rama from the Indian Ramayana epic. 

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Prambanan Temple Central Java Jan 2020

Most probably built to rival the Buddhist Borobudur temple 19 km away is the 9th century Hindu Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta.  Prambanan, dedicated to the

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The Javanese Kris Jan 2020

On my recent trip to Central Java, I had the privilege of visiting the most famous kris maker in Yogyakarta, Empu Jeno Harumbrojo.  The Keris

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Borobudur, Central Java Jan 2020

I vaguely remember coming to Yogyakarta and Borobudur as a child with my family.  Sometimes memory is a strange thing, you remember the most random

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Burana Tower & Ala-Archa Oct 2019

Burana Tower is one of the best known archaeological sites in Kyrgyzstan, near the town of Tokmok, about 1.5 hours drive east of Bishkek.  Burana

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Oct 2019

After my horrible experience at the Dushanbe airport in Tajikistan, I am glad to finally arrive in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan which is the

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Iskanderkul Lake, Tajikistan Oct 2019

Today we drive 3 hours northwest to the stunning Iskanderkul Lake.  Iskanderkul Lake is an alpine lake in the Fann Mountains and many say you

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan Oct 2019

After an eventful week in Uzbekistan, I moved on to Tajikistan also known as “Roof of the World”.  Tajikistan is the smallest of the Stans

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan Part 2 Oct 2019

My visit in Samarkand continued with Gur-e-Amir.  Gur-e-Amir means “tomb of the king” and is not only the final resting place of the great Timur

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan Part 1 Oct 2019

From Bukhara, I took the hour and half Afrosiyob train to Samarkand.  The Afrosiyob is a Spanish built high speed train that connects Tashkent, the

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