It all really is ironic, isn’t it?
Even since we started working from home, the howling wind and lashing rain that we got so accustomed to on a daily basis ceased all of a sudden. Instead we had the most gorgeous weather yesterday. Birds chirping, flowers blossomming, while we were trapped indoors. Continue reading “Sunset in Dublin”
After a quick lunch of noodles and dumplings we retraced our steps back to the Sea of Wisdoms. From there, down the Longevity Hill to the shore of Kunming Lake.
Continue reading “Summer Palace, Beijing Part 3”
The road for the last stretch of the Mt. Baker Highway was completely clear. The sun had been shining for the past two days. With avalanche danger being low, Monday was a perfect day to head up to Artist Point.
Continue reading “Hiking: Artist Point Snowshoe”
There’s a 3-mile uphill gravel road between the freeway and Samish Overlook. With a low clearance vehicle, we drove very carefully . Continue reading “Hiking: Oyster Dome”
After a productive morning with ample bear sightings, we stopped by the bay for a quick picnic lunch.
Outside, the temperature was -17°C . Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic”
We arrived in Marseille early afternoon and headed directly to Notre-Dame de la Garde.
I visited this cathedral back in May 2009. It remained my favorite place in all of Marseille. Continue reading “Sunset in Marseille”
Most restaurants in France are closed on Sundays. The thought of having nothing quality to eat makes me anxious. So I made arrangements ahead.
Continue reading “Le Chantecler, Nice”
I still remember the first time we visited Nice in November 2005.
We stayed at Hotel Beau Rivage, where the famous painters and writers – Henri Matisse, Scott Fitzgerald, and Friedrich Nietzsche – once frequented back in their days.
Looking out the window, we spotted a bell tower and red tile roofs that are evocative of nearby Italy.
Continue reading “Nice, France”