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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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Jamaica

A couple of weeks ago one of my oldest and dearest friends met me in the Atlanta airport and we hopped a jet together to Jamaica. The approach into Montego Bay ranks among the top I’ve ever seen, rivaling Hawaii for … Continue reading

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Venturing into the Sahara

Marrakech is notoriously hectic.  The narrow streets bustle with people, cars, motorbikes, and donkeys pulling carts.  Vendors shout at you, children ask for the food from your hands, and it quickly becomes overwhelming.  So after a few days in the … Continue reading

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Arriving in Marrakech

After about 20 hours of travel, this was a very welcome sight. I retrieved my luggage and connected with the driver I’d arranged with my riad.  In Marrakech, the most common form of lodging is Riads.  They’re small, generally about … Continue reading

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Iron Mountain in Poway, California

While the rest of America huddled in front of their televisions binging on nachos and cheap beer this weekend, I did the complete opposite.  I grabbed a friend and a bottle of water and headed out to Poway to hike … Continue reading

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