July 12, 2013 · 8:00 pm
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.
We didn’t know it at the time, but there are three of us in this photo.
April 30, 2013 · 8:35 am
Here’s a little movie I made about our trip to Japan. Consider it a follow-up to the previous batches of photos (Tokyo, Mt. Fuji), and a preview for some yet-to-come (Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima).
I recommend clicking on the word “Vimeo” in the video box, as that will open up a new page with a larger viewing window.
February 14, 2013 · 9:00 pm
Chinese New Year—or the Spring Festival (春節), as it’s sometimes called—just ended here, and we had a great time taking in some of the sights and sounds. It’s a big deal here (obviously), and quite different from Solar New Year in the US: more days, more family, more decorations, less booze. The celebration of the lunar New Year is a bit different in different parts of Asia. Here in Hong Kong it’s “only” four days.
Of course there are decorations. Here’s the entrance foyer of our building. Continue reading →