Author: nick

Hong Kong Market

China – Hong Kong

Hong Kong – 1st City of Asia Everyone’s favorite “shopping city” in Asia.  It really has something for everyone. Lots of fun to explore the markets and districts of this amazing, pulsing city!


China – Lijiang River

Yangshuo and the Li River Region We flew from Shanghai to Guilin, and went to Yangshuo by ferry, down the lovely Li River.


China – Shanghai

On To Shanghai We took the fast train from Beijing to Shanghai.  Our hotel on The Bund had a fantastic view of the financial district of Shanghai.  Amazing night views!


China – Beijing & Great Wall

1st Stop: Beijing Like so many other visitors to China, we landed in Beijing.  Shafina and I just loved it there.  It’s a huge sprawling affair that we barely scratched the surface of, but it...


Italy – Venice

Venice, finally! Venice is an amazing destination.  It is well-trodden by tourists, but there is a treasure around every corner.  Photographically, it is a stunning place to visit.


Italy – Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy Toscana (!) was spectacular.  We stayed in the little town of Colle di Val d’Elsa and it was quaint and central.   We used it as a base and drove all over the place.


Italy – Florence

Walking around an incredible, historic city Shafina and I spent about 4 days looking around Florence (Firenze!).  There are a lot of tourists, but Florence still shines through. There is so much to do...

Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore

Italy – Cinque Terre

Hiking Around Cinque Terre Shafina and I were very excited to see this magical little area on Italy’s west coast. Cinque Terre is a region of 5 colorful coastal towns, perched on the edge of the...