Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Virginia Vineyards

Since moving to the area, I’ve been wanting to visit the local vineyards.  There are several in Virginia, about an hour outside of DC.  The wine is notoriously unspectacular, but the scenic views compensate and it’s a great excuse to get … Continue reading

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Lamma Island

Our final day in Hong Kong, we took a ferry to Lamma Island.  It’s a tranquil little island known for it’s beautiful natural scenery and diverse, international population.  For decades, free spirits have flocked there to enjoy the peaceful, laid-back … Continue reading

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Hiking Dragon’s Back

On our third day in Hong Kong, the adventure bug bit.  Around 9 AM the four of us piled into a taxi and headed out of town and into the mountains.  The car wound its way up a two-lane road, darting … Continue reading

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Off to the Races, Hong Kong Edition

Our second day in Hong Kong was my favorite of the trip.  We spent the morning visiting Chi Lin Nunnery, which is an oasis of serenity nestled among the city’s urban sprawl.  It’s a quick and easy walk from a … Continue reading

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So This is Hong Kong

After a mere 26 hours of travel, I arrived at my hotel in Hong Kong where I was greeted by two of my favorite things: hugs from my parents and a glass of red wine. The next morning, thanks to … Continue reading

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