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Hong Kong Revisited


This January, I’ll be making it back to Hong Kong for far too short a time. If you’ll cross paths with me, let me know: 4 Jan arrive HKG around 2 p.m. 6 Jan in Macau from early morning and then flying to Kuala Lumpur, overnighting there 7 Jan to Langkawi 8 Jan back to […]

Waxing Filipinosophical


I’m thinking very philosophically (blog-speak for I haven’t even started to think about packing for a flight in a few hours) today. This time I’ll carry a notebook (paper) and take it out on it instead of the blog, but for now you’re stuck with a few fragments from the last couple weeks. I’d checked […]

Making it out of Manila alive and richer (or, I shall return)


Dinner was at Café Adriatico last night (visit #5 for Trevor and Kerensa, #2 for us), followed by a calamansi juice or two at Hobbit House, before a few stern words with a meter-shirking driver. This morning Trevor and Kerensa went back, and Nic and I walked around a bit.  We saw the waterfront (such […]

Going back to Manila: including Baguio, Sagada…


Since last blogging we’ve been pretty consistently on the move. In one marathon afternoon to night we made it off the pretty unimpressive beach at Panglao Island, from Tagbilaran to Cebu to the airport to Manila to a bus terminal to Baguio at 6 in the morning. The bus was nice except for the Beegees […]

Since Manila: Taal, Cebu, Nut’s Huts, Tagbilaran


We’ve been busy since Manila. We first went to Tagaytay, near the Taal volcano, and ended up staying (somehow) at Taal city, on the southwest of the lake, in a hotel which was re-opened just for us. We had a good night’s sleep, except for the rosary recited in Tagalog from the cathedral between 5:00 […]



We were late to the airport in Hong Kong (not so late, we could have made it), but so was our plane. We were in the 95th row of 95 in an aging 747. The flight was surprisingly good, with an unexpected meal and complimentary beverages (of all sorts). Looking next to me, apparently “beer” […]

Malaysiapore Pictures


Pictures from our January trip to Malaysiapore, available in part on Becky’s blog (linked on the sidebar), are being uploaded in full to my gallery as I type. Also, I’m uploading pictures from Becky’s whirlwind tour of Hong Kong. Interestingly, in Melaka we managed to completely avoid photographing the historic square (Christ Church and the […]

Made it back, again


Our room in KL (not a budget dive) was scary dark and quiet. I had no idea what the time was, with the lights off. Made it back without too much excitement, and I’m faced by the twin demons of piles of laundry and an Octopus gone negative. Ah, down and out in Hong Kong. […]

Pulau Pangkor


I’m on Pangkor Island, the weather is nice, the beaches are lovely, and the jungle is probably a little damp for my taste so I’m not messing with it. Precious little weekday traffic, so we’re just burning days. We’ll head back and try to find some budget dive in KL for the night of the […]

More Melaka


We had a bit of a break (though it didn’t last all day) from the rain today. Laundry (yes, all two of my shirts after leaving the one in KL) got done in the morning while we explored the historical/colonial center and Chinatown in more detail. We got to see the Portuguese ruins (don’t skip […]