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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
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Hong Kong Day 3

Two monks approached us and coyly slipped prayer beads on our wrists, stroking our arms and touching our foreheads. We were being played for the part of Western tourist (moneybags) and we knew it. We patiently allowed them to finish their charades without interruption. After… Read More

Tian Tian Buddha, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Day 2

Having successfully avoided the tourist hubs on our first day in Hong Kong, it was a bit shocking to arrive at the mother of all tourist destinations: The Tian Tan Big Buddha. The 25-minute gondola ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping offers up spectacular… Read More

Dragon's Back Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Day 1

Dragon’s Back Time Magazine listed the Dragon’s Back as the best urban hike in the world. How could a hike ever live up to that kind of over-the-top expectation? Dragon’s Back is truly a phenomenal way to experience the legendary beauty of the islands of… Read More

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Two years teaching of teaching 6-year-olds in Seoul flew by in a flash. It feels like it was just yesterday that I first touched down in Seoul via San Francisco, overeager to begin a new adventure and totally, blissfully unaware of what I was getting… Read More