Journey completed.

By the time this entry gets posted, we should have only about twelve more hours in the air before we reach North America (Toronto—YYZ).


Days in Asia: 308.

Miles collectively flown since leaving Chicago: 101,028.

Visas added to passport: 7.

Countries visited: 8 (me); 9 (Cate).

Cities visited: 22 (me); 23 (Cate).

Airports visited: 15.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites visited: 12.

Dogs petted: many.

I didn’t make this video, but I wish I had.

It’s been a hell of a year. See you all on the flip side.

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We didn’t know it at the time, but there are three of us in this photo.



Filed under Hong Kong Island, photos, video

4 responses to “Journey completed.

  1. Jeff Abell

    As i said at your last post, grateful for the vicarious journey on your blog. Hope you have a safe trip back, and the real journey of your lives (parenthood) is soon to begin.

  2. Matt Pickett

    Rob, you are so good at this that I actually feel nostalgic for your year in Hong Kong! WTF?!? That video was excellent; I’m glad you found it. And I love that last pic and caption. You guuuuys!

  3. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I am actually from Chicago and found your blog because my husband and I are traveling to Hong Kong/Shenzhen/Shanghai soon. I found your insights about Hong Kong and China really interesting and I think we may have the same sense of humor. LOL! Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for all the useful information.

    I actually have a travel blog from years ago, but haven’t published any new posts since we had our son in 2010. Feel free to check it out if you have time. It’s

    Good luck on your upcoming parenting journey!

  4. Excellent post. I absolutely love this website. Keep writing!

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