HONG KONG: RAINY DAY IN DISNEYLAND

We were like kids, excited to ride the train to Disneyland.  The trains were sleek and modern,  their colors and fanciful details, including Mickey Mouse-shaped windows trimmed in red that look out over gold ribbons and sparkling pixie dust, provide a classic look that enables them to appear equally at home in either of their destinations:... Continue Reading →

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HONG KONG: TRAIN RIDES AND MISCUES

The day starts with the hunt for breakfast.  Scratch that.  Second day in Hong Kong begins with not wanting to get out of bed.  But I got up early just the same, trying to decipher which direction did the sun rise in this city.  There was a light drizzle and from the hotel window I... Continue Reading →

HONG KONG: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Doc's birthday was coming up and she set her sights on getting inked by Whang Od.  The prospect of a two hour trek from jump-off point to Buscalan, the small village where Whang-od lives already made me cringe.  Yes, it was a once in a life time opportunity to meet and photograph this 93 year-old mambabatok and living national... Continue Reading →

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