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Foto Friday: Happy Birthday Hong Kong!

Foto Friday: Happy Birthday Hong Kong!

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken of Hong Kong fireworks from the Star Ferry terminal. Every year on July 1st, Hong Kong celebrates Establishment Day. This day celebrates the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom back to China, which happened in 1997. Almost like Independence Day in the ... Read More »

Lanterns, Dragons, and Bunnies! Oh My! Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Lanterns, Dragons, and Bunnies! Oh My! Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Mid-Autumn Festival takes place on the 15th day during the 8th month of the lunar calendar. In 2012, that fell on September 30th. The Chinese believe this is the day when the moon is its roundest and brightest; with round implying a time for family reunion. Therefore, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time when people return home to gather together with ... Read More »

Man vs. Mooncake

Man vs. Mooncake

Mooncakes are everywhere. In Hong Kong, you can’t walk more than a few feet without seeing a shop that sells them or an advertisement enticing you to buy them. As soon as the Dragon Boat Festival ends, the mooncakes start to appear. Many people during the Mid-Autumn Festival these traditional pastries are enjoyed. It is customary to give boxes of these ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

Foto Friday: Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken at one of my favorite shrines, Fushimi Inari Taisha. There are said to be over 32,000 shrines dedicated to Inari throughout Japan- that’s over 1/3rd of Japan’s total shrine count! The head shrine is Fushimi Inari in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Inari is the ... Read More »

How to See the Best of Macau in Just One Day

How to See the Best of Macau in Just One Day

Macau is only 11.39 sq. mi. in area, which is slightly smaller than my hometown. Macau might be small, but that just means you can do and see a lot in a short amount of time. So what to do in Macau in one day?  When most people think of Macau, they think of the Las Vegas of Asia. Which don’t ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Foto Friday: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Every Friday I'll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This weeks photo was taken one of my first nights in Hong Kong after my big move. Victoria Harbour as viewed from Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong [...] Read More »

There and Back Again

There and Back Again

For those who don’t know, I finally made my dreams come true last year and traveled to Asia. I was scheduled to study abroad in Japan for my senior year of university. While it was the trip of a lifetime, I ended my trip early and came back to the States halfway through the year. Now that I’ve graduated from ... Read More »