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January 31, 2011

Switzerland: Bellinzona to Zermatt

Filed under: Europe 2010, Road Bike Travel, Switzerland, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:26 pm

Aletsch Galcier (panorama)

By morning the night’s heat had broken.  We woke to a cool and humid new day in Bellinzona .  It felt like dawn in the tropics.  It had been a (more…)

January 30, 2011

Kowloon: Din Tai Fung

Filed under: China, Food, Kowloon, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 11:22 pm

Steamed shrimp and pork Shao-Mai from Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung, Shop 130 & Restaurant C. 3rd Floor Silvercord, 30 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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China: Macau, Lord Stow’s

Filed under: China, Food, Macau, Travel — anotherheader @ 8:16 am

I bet you wish you could have one of Lord Stow's egg tarts

We only planned for a short stay in Macau.  Macau is small, after all, covering about 11.4 square miles.  It figured that it should only take us a brief period of Hun-like (more…)

January 29, 2011

Italy to Switzerland: Bormio to Bellinzona

Filed under: Europe 2010, Italy, Switzerland, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 10:08 pm

When our summer trip was being dreamt up the vague notion of traveling the spine of Alps developed.  But what would that mean in (more…)

January 28, 2011

China: Macau

Filed under: China, Food, Macau, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:39 pm

Macau's metropolis

Modern Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia.  As the only legal casino gambling venue in the region, approximately 12 million gamblers head yearly to this tiny (more…)

China: Macau, Tim’s Kitchen

Filed under: China, Food, Macau, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 12:42 am

Roasted Pigeon as offered by Tim's Kitchen

The 12th of January came with a cold rain in Hong Kong. It felt much colder than thermometer indicated. The wet cold, as they say, made 42 degrees Fahrenheit seem (more…)

January 26, 2011

China: Hong Kong Island, the Food

Filed under: China, Food, Hong Kong, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 11:24 pm

Crabs in the street market

It is true.  Our primary motivation for visiting Hong Kong was the food.  Some lists rank Hong Kong as one of the best cities in the world for food.  Who knows how those list things work really, but there was little doubt that we would eat well in Hong Kong.  And indeed we did.  Our favorites from the trip are listed below.

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China: Hong Kong Island

Filed under: China, Food, Hong Kong, Space Invader, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:22 pm

Fixed Window: Inside the Star Ferry

Weather related flight delays put us into Hong Kong late in the evening.  After 26 hours of traveling, sleep in our comfortable room at Lanson Place Hotel was easy.  The (more…)

China: Hong Kong

Filed under: China, Food, Hong Kong, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 8:29 am

Hong Kong viewed from the top of the Peak Tramway on a smoggy day

Upon reflection, it is true.  Our stomachs conspired to design another trip.  Sometimes it seems that our gastrointestinal systems are perfectly capable of planning a trip on their own.  We’re just along for the ride.  Before long our stomachs may be applying for their own frequent flyer accounts.

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January 24, 2011

Italy and Switzerland: To Val Müstair and Bormio

Filed under: Europe 2010, Italy, Road Bike Travel, Switzerland, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 2:05 am

Inside the Benedictine Convent at Müstair (HDR)

On our summer European road trip, the Kangoo would next come to rest in Bormio, Italy.  Bormio sits at the base of Passo dello Stelvio a legendary road cycling climb.  We had a date in the coming days with this suffer fest of a bike climb.

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