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HONG KONG: Tending to the tootsies

In Hong Kong, Sights On February 26, 2009 5 Comments

(Flickr photos above by photocapy, left, and xiaming, right) Foot massage businesses are everywhere in Hong Kong and China. Foot-shaped signs advertising them are on every corner and… Read More »

KANANASKIS COUNTRY: Snoeshowing, mountains and afternoon tea

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Restaurants, Sights On February 22, 2009 3 Comments

When Christina invited me to go snowshoeing near Canmore and then afternoon tea at the Mount Engadine Lodge, I was envisioning a leisurely hour-long stroll, max two, followed… Read More »

MACAU: Fast boat to pork chop bun

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hong Kong, Sights, Transportation On February 15, 2009 3 Comments

Like Hong Kong, Macau is a former European colony. Portugal controlled the region from the 16th century until it was transferred back to China as a special administrative… Read More »

HONG KONG: Our breakfast spot

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hong Kong, Restaurants, Sights On February 11, 2009 5 Comments

One of the must-dos on my Hong Kong list was to visit a dai pai dong (大牌檔). It’s a basically an open-air food restaurant with a few tables… Read More »

HONG KONG: Seafood in Sai Kung

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hong Kong, Restaurants, Sights On February 2, 2009 6 Comments

Sai Kung is a town that evolved from a fishing village in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Fishermen still unload their catch at the harbour where there’s a market… Read More »

YANGSHUO: Silver Cave

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, Sights On January 28, 2009 0 Comments

Silver Cave (銀子岩) is one of several limestone caves you can visit in the region. It’s a bit further than some that are right in Guilin, but it… Read More »

GUILIN: Cruising down the river

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, Sights, Transportation On January 20, 2009 1 Comment

Guilin (桂林), which literally translates to “forest of osmanthus flowers,” is famous for its karst terrain where jagged limestone cliffs rise dramatically above shimmering emerald rivers. Guilin is… Read More »

HUANGLUO: Don’t throw out the rice water

In CHINA, Guilin, Sights On January 16, 2009 2 Comments

These ladies are from Huangluo, a minority Yao village in the Longji Terraces at the base of the mountain. It’s more famously known as the Long-hair Village. According… Read More »