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February 25, 2011

France: Chamonix, Petit Balcon Nord

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, MTB Travel, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 8:16 am

Becky on Le Tour's singletrack

It had all looked good in the pictures.  Scenes of mountain bikers working their way along rocky single-track with snowy alpine peaks in the (more…)

February 24, 2011

France: Chamonix, Chemin de fer du Montenvers

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, Italy, Travel — anotherheader @ 12:37 am

Chemin de fer du Montenvers or the Montenvers Railway near Hotel de Montenvers

Téléphériques are not the only way up into Chamonix’s famous mountains.  Another mode of transport is the Chemin de fer du Montenvers or the Montenvers Railway.  This (more…)

February 21, 2011

France: Chamonix and Aiguille du Midi

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, Italy, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:13 pm

The téléphérique heads to Aiguille du Midi

We were 8,000 feet below the surface of the Earth when our Kangoo returned to France for the last time. The border crossing was deep in the Mont Blanc (more…)

February 17, 2011

China: Kowloon

Filed under: China, Food, Kowloon, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 1:49 am

On returning by ferry from Macau, we switched our Hong Kong base to the Kowloon peninsula.  Kowloon sits north across Victoria Harbor from (more…)

February 16, 2011

China: Cheap Fun in Hong Kong and Macau

Filed under: Travel — anotherheader @ 11:08 pm

The Star Ferry heads across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island

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China: Hong Kong and Macau, Our Top Ten Food Experiences

Filed under: China, Food, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Macau, Travel — anotherheader @ 10:38 pm

Century Eggs, shown here on sale at a market, were our least favorite South China food experience

We don’t rank these.  Do you rank your children? (more…)

February 12, 2011

China: Lantau Island, a BIG Buddha

Filed under: China, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:36 pm

The Po Lin Monastery

From Kowloon it is a short trip by Hong Kong’s efficient Mass Transit Railway or MTR to Lantau Island.  Lantau Island is near (more…)

February 6, 2011

Switzerland to France: Tasch to Chamonix

Filed under: Europe 2010, France, Italy, Road Bike Travel, Switzerland, Travel — anotherheader @ 1:18 am

Our turbo tour of Switzerland’s Alps ended too soon. From Tasch near Zermatt we’d head to Chamonix France. On the way out of Switzerland, (more…)

February 5, 2011

China: Hong Kong and Kowloon, On the Hunt for Spicy Crab

Filed under: China, Food, Hong Kong, Kowloon — anotherheader @ 9:01 pm

 

 

Dinner

 

In general the Cantonese food in Hong Kong is mild.  It is fresh and astonishingly good, for sure, but after a while we started to crave a spicy (more…)

February 3, 2011

China: Kowloon, Tim Ho Wan

Filed under: China, Food, Kowloon, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 1:07 am

Steamed dumplings with spinach and garlic at Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan, 5 Kwong Wa St., Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, open 10 am to 10 pm.

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