Here is the 15 second explanation of Macau: Macau lies about 40 miles away from Hong Kong and was a former colony of Portugal. It was handed back to China in 1999 and has a status similar to Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region. It has its own currency as well as its own [...]
Mount Kohala is one of five volcanoes on the Big Island. It is the oldest volcano on Hawaii and it is extinct. This photo shows how dramatically climate can change on the Big Island depending on your location. The brown in the foreground is desert. The green higher on the mountain is grassland. The clouds [...]
This is me on top of Franz Joseph Glacier, New Zealand. This is as close as I’ll be coming to a white Christmas.
I just got back from Macau. It has been a really long day and I’m exhausted. I took notes on my laptop throughout the day and will be posting them tomorrow with images. When you walk around a city by yourself, you get crazy thoughts sometimes. Last night I watched a really crappy pirate DVD [...]
Oddly enough, I started my trip by going home. After selling my house, I visited my parents for two weeks to pack and take care of business. This photos is of an old paper mill on the Fox River in an area called “the flats”, named from the islands in the river. I thought this [...]
Well, once again I didn’t get to Macau. Christmas day however it is going to happen. I know this because I have tickets booked. Today, by the time I got to the ferry terminal (I slept late. my room has no sunlight) the ferries were booked for several hours. I said screw it and just [...]
Not only am I still in Hong Kong, but I’m going to be here over Christmas. Macau is booked solid. At least all the cheap places are. My lack of planning around Christmas is really the proximate problem here. The place I’m staying in HK I had to check out today and I packed up [...]
>This is a small boardwalk over a mangrove swamp at the resort I stayed at on Kosrae. This photo is a Hight Dynamic Range photo. It looks much better in a larger size, which you can see if you click on it.