Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 17: Another Journey’s End

After non-routine layovers in two airports and a routine hour drive home, my Asia 2012 trip has come to an official end. The trip took me to six countries (counting layovers and the United States) and will forever be cherished. … Continue reading

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Day 16: 15 Minutes

We saw an amazing Andy Warhol exhibit at the Hong Kong museum of art today. It is touring the world so if you get a chance to see it do so. It is a fascinating and incredible collection of his … Continue reading

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Day 15: Evangeline’s Museum!

We went to Evangeline’s museum today — the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. It was a pretty good museum (and quite plausibly better than the History museum that we went to pre-Bali). My favorite exhibits were: 1) Au Ho-nien’s art exhibit … Continue reading

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Day 14: Back to Hong Kong

We returned to Hong Kong today without much of a hitch, aside from not knowing Bali would charge us a fee before we could leave (none of our guidebooks or the Secretary of State’s website mentioned it). We had a … Continue reading

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Day 13: Christmas on the Beach

I’m pretty sure the beach is my most favorite place ever. This afternoon reaffirmed that. First, Mary and I went to scout a place for dinner. Then, we all went to play in the sand. Evangeline was buried in the … Continue reading

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Day 12: Listen to the Naked Guy in the Water!

Today, we took a hike along an established trail around rice paddies. Only the trail wasn’t so well marked. We came to a fork and didn’t know what way to go. There was a naked dude bathing in the stream … Continue reading

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Day 11: I rode an elephant!

Yep, you read that right. I rode a Sumatran elephant today! I think this is the only time I’ve rode an elephant. Her name was Nicky, and she was 25 years old. She is almost my age and yet will … Continue reading

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Day 10: monkeys, monkeys, monkeys

We went to the monkey preserve Saturday night. We were surrounded by monkeys. It was really cool and a little scary – being outnumbered is a little anxiety maker. There were mammas carrying their young, there were newborns whose hands … Continue reading

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Day 9: Fourth!

Fourth! Evangeline said I was the fourth cutest kid ever. She refused to say she was the first, instead this three year old said she was the third cutest kid ever. What a show of humility! She also said I … Continue reading

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Day 8: fruit, fruit, fruit

Bali has great fruit! Perhaps unsurprisingly. Part of breakfast was some of the best pineapple I’ve ever had along with some new fruit I’ve never had, which was seeds in some kind of sauce (that grossly enough reminded me of … Continue reading

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