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... doing a dance sort of routine to music. By the time I passed around again this was closer to 70 people. There were also people dancing in another area. People were playing badminton or hacky sack in a park area. Some people were bringing in carts filled with vegetables. Then there were a bunch of people walking or running the ring road too. When we left at 9:30, we drove to the Hanging Monastery. When we got there I really questioned why we left so ...
... of fellow scribes and philosophers? And achieve divine approval!
The pilgrimage begins at the Dai Temple in town where the first sacrifices and homage is paid to the mountain. It is an excellent example of temple architecture, with birds squawking amongst the ancient, hoary cypress trees and hundreds of old stellae (great slabs of stone, often mounted on tortoises, inscribed with tales, ceremonies or financial restoration accounts) stand silent guard around ...
It's like Deja Vu all over again. It seems that I like to do the same things year after year even when I'm traveling around the world. When I was wandering around North America, I would go to Vegas every year for the first weekend of March Madness, then New Orleans for Jazzfest in April/May, Montreal for the F1 Grand Prix and Chicago for the world's largest Blues Festival in June... In Asia, I now go to Bangkok in September, Koh Y in October, Hong Kong/Macau in ...
Took a day trip to Macau, a small island about one hour west of Hong Kong by high-speed ferry. It quickly has become a gambling mecca for those from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Several US casinos have built there, including Venetian, MGM Grand and Wynn. I expected more from Macau. Frankly, the areas where the locals live, away from the casinos, are quite rundown and dirty. There is a nice little shopping area with old Portuguese buildings (the ...
June 30, 2007 Macao Macau (same same) Today is Macao (or Macau) Day for us. Macao is a former Portuguese colony and so has a unique Iberian/Oriental mix. There's an unusual World Heritage Site in the historic center of Macao made up of eight squares and twenty-two historic buildings. They are not all grouped together in one spot but rather dispersed around the town so you have to have a guide map and hike around town ...