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Chamonix and Mont Blanc

Chamonix and Mont Blanc

On Thursday Ed and I hopped the border over to France to visit the ski town of Chamonix and to get a closer look at Mont Blanc, the highest point in the Alps.

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2012 04 09 17 20 29
Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon

Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon

There was no time to catch up on sleep, Ed and I got up early on Wednesday morning to get some Vietnamese food before checking out a cathedral, a lakeside Swiss town and a castle.    

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2012 04 09 17 01 15
Beijing 2 — Peking Duck To Say Goodbye

Beijing 2 — Peking Duck To Say Goodbye

Just like on my first visit to Beijing, on my second visit I got to enjoy Peking Duck as my last meal before leaving the city.  

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2012 01 19 12 54 11
Beijing 2 — First Pandas, Then Home Made Dumplings

Beijing 2 — First Pandas, Then Home Made Dumplings

In search of China's finest pandas, Sesley and I spent the day at the Beijing Zoo. Afterwards we headed over to her grandmother's for some delicious hand made dumplings.

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2012 01 19 12 11 19
Beijing 2 — 798, North Korean BBQ and a Tea House

Beijing 2 — 798, North Korean BBQ and a Tea House

After Sesley and I met up with one of her friends from high school we all headed over to 789 to spend the day. Before it got dark we met back up with Sesley's parents to have dinner at a North Korean BBQ...

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2012 01 18 15 45 46
Beijing 2 — The Summer Palace

Beijing 2 — The Summer Palace

On Monday Sesley and I visited the Summer Palace which is vast and incredibly beautiful.

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2012 01 18 15 19 37
Beijing 2 — Chinese Temple, Chinese Food and a Chinese Mall

Beijing 2 — Chinese Temple, Chinese Food and a Chinese Mall

On Sunday, the second full day that I was in Beijing, Sesley's parents drove us and some of her relatives up into the mountains to visit an old temple--older than the Forbidden City! Afterwards Sesley's...

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2012 01 04 12 12 08
Beijing 2 — Old and New

Beijing 2 — Old and New

I my friend Sesley and I spent our first full day walking around some old neighborhoods in Beijing during the day and then finished off the day in one of the most modern parts of the city.

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2011 12 28 14 09 43
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

On Sunday, December 4th and friend and I hiked up to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Shatin and encountered many fun and whimsical Buddhas along the way.

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2011 12 12 18 45 07
Beijing — Sunday

Beijing — Sunday

After packing up our things and checking out of the hotel, our guide Daniel took us over to The Forbidden City and 798 as well as one last meal before bidding Beijing zàijiàn.

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2011 12 10 12 53 49
Beijing — Saturday

Beijing — Saturday

On Saturday my mom and I went on a guided tour of the Ming Tomb and The Great Wall, while stopping along the way to visit jade and silk factories.

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2011 12 10 11 44 03
Beijing — Friday

Beijing — Friday

My mom and I visited Beijing over a long weekend in November. Upon landing on Friday afternoon we quickly dropped out stuff off at the hotel before eating exploring with our guide Daniel.

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2011 12 10 10 48 09
The Streets of Hong Kong: Soho and Sheung Wan

The Streets of Hong Kong: Soho and Sheung Wan

My cameras and I went exploring around the northeast areas of Hong Kong Island known as Soho and Sheung Wan. I started with my Canon Rebel T3 but towards the end of the day the battery died. At that point...

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2011 10 23 01 00 07
The (American) Breakfast Club

The (American) Breakfast Club

My friend Erica told me about a restaurant in Soho that serves an American style breakfast 24-hours a day. On Friday, October 20th my friends and I went out in search of some delicious diner food at The...

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2011 10 22 22 57 23
Dim Sum for Breakfast

Dim Sum for Breakfast

On Saturday, October 15th my friends and I woke up early and headed over to Mong Kok for a delicious breakfast of dim sum.

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2011 10 16 17 10 21
Dragon’s Back

Dragon’s Back

On Wednesday, October 5th some friends and I hiked Dragon's Back on Hong Kong island.

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2011 10 07 19 30 02
Tai O Village

Tai O Village

While we were on Lantau Island, after leaving Big Buddha we headed over to Tai O Village--an active fishing village.

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2011 09 26 02 01 56
Big Buddha

Big Buddha

On the last of the OAL organized trips, we visited Lantau Island and Big Buddha before heading over to Tai O Village.

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2011 09 26 01 28 53
Ping Shan Heritage Trail

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

I traveled the Ping Shan Heritage Trail on Saturday, September 17th with about 25 other exchange students studying at CUHK. This is the album that almost wasn't as I remembered to bring my camera that...

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2011 09 23 03 50 03
The Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum of History

On Saturday, September 10th I visited the Hong Kong Museum of History and toured it's vast permanent exhibit.

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2011 09 19 01 53 04
Hong Kong City Tour

Hong Kong City Tour

The Office of Academic Links (OAL) arranged a tour of Hong Kong for the exchange students. On Saturday, September 3rd we visited The Peak, Stanley Market and the Avenue of the Stars

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2011 09 05 23 31 49