Category: foreign travel

Angkor Wat – Cambodia – 2017

After the 25 minute tuktuk ride from  the airport, after checking into the Santa Clara hotel located on the river halfway between the Angkor Wat ruins and downtown Siem Reap, I went for a walk. And noticed the gorgeous dragonflies, red and gold, and remembered as a boy how I would follow them in fields and marvel at them. Butterflies circled me too, doing their spiral dances. A good sign that this trip […]

Hong Kong – 2017

I soon realized upon arriving in Hong Kong that for a tourist the city is parted in two by a body of water, like the Seine river parts Paris. Only this water is wide and deep and called Victoria Harbour. You will find yourself, as I did, again and again taking the Star Ferry, a short 10 minute cruise for two Hong Kong dollars,  back and forth between Hong Kong Island and the other side of Hong Kong on the mainland called Kowloon. […]