My Asia trips
January 15-20, 2017: El Nido & Manila
January 10- 14, 2017: Puerto Princesa El Nido I made my third trip to the Philippines with Leuk and Lili (my nephew and niece) as they were both on holiday. We spent 11 days in Puerto Princesa and El Nido in Palawan and Manila in Luzon.
Spending three months on the road is nothing new. But my three-month trip beginning in Elba, Italy on September 10 and ending in Sri Lanka on December 9, 2016 is the best and most memorable three-month trip I have ever had.
Diving in Male Atoll, Ari Atoll and Vaavu Atoll I return to the Maldives hoping to discover the world famous low-lying country with 1190 islands before it vanishes as a result of global warming or ruined by over-development and mass tourism. I do it in style by taking an 8-day live-aboard diving trip.
2015 has been a very special year for me as a professional tourist. I made four trips including two round the world journeys. By the end of the year, I only spent 71 nights at home and 294 nights out of Hong Kong. I decide to name 2015 as a Record Year for good reasons.
John Thomson(1836-1921), a renowned Scottish photographer and travel writer of his time spent ten years in Asia and returned home with some 600 glass plates negatives of photographs. He was the first foreigner to have photographed Angkor Wat. I came to Bangkok to see a photo exhibition “Siam -Through the Lens of John Thomson … Continue reading
I love to spend Christmas with family and friends if possible. This year Lawrence, my younger brother and a novice diver, took the family to Mabul Island, Malaysia which is close to Sipadan. I have not dived for over 12 years and am surprised I have not forgotten the basic skills. I had six dives … Continue reading
Vietnam is charming, beautiful and enchanting with a unique blend of western and eastern cultures. My brother’s family of four and I spent Christmas in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. We had a fabulous time.
I have been to Bangkok half a dozen times but hardly know the place. My nephew, Wai Leuk and niece, Wai Yan are on summer holiday in Hong Kong and I decided to give them a treat. We took a 4-day package to Bangkok. What have we done in 60 hours in Bangkok?