Category: Travel

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!

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...