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A weekend spent entirely inside the SAR


This weekend was unusual, as this entry’s title says. Don’t worry; next weekend, I should be in Seoul. Last Wednesday was an honorary member of le week-end (the word that us cultured multilingual types like to use) due to its impossibly clear weather. I decided to go to Cheung Chau—not the first time I’d made […]

Big Buddha


Since it was so nice, I prolonged my cough by way of a visit to the “Big Buddha,” the 23m Tian Tan Buddha above the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. Since many of my currently-abroad colleagues went there when I went to Central, I figured I’d increase our overlap. Lantau is a large island […]