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 31, 2011
January 30, 2011
Din Tai Fung, Shop 130 & Restaurant C. 3rd Floor Silvercord, 30 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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
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
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…)
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
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.
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.
January 24, 2011
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.