Monthly Archives: July 2012
The 1,250-long Kamchatka Peninsula situated at the easternmost part of Russia on the Pacific Ring of Fire is world famous for its volcanoes, bears, intact wilderness and biodiversity. The peninsula has only been open to foreigners since 1991 and most of the land has remained pristine and untouched by modernization. Unfortunately, bad weather nearly ruined … Continue reading
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?
Mohe County 漠河縣 in Heilongjiang Province黑龍江省is said to be the only place for viewing aurora北極光 in China. A Northern Lights Festival 北極光節 is held annually in Mohe on the date of the Summer Solstice夏至and it is claimed that aurora can be seen around that time. I was puzzled by such claim and decided to make … Continue reading
My first overseas study trip to the UK in 1975 has wetted my appetite for travel. In 1978, I made my second study trip with 11 social work classmates to India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It was an eye-opening experience. I always want to have a record of this memorable trip but my trip notes had … Continue reading