22 Oct, 2014 in Guangzhou
Redtory Guangzhou-003

In my last few visits to Guanghzou before leaving the region I got to experience a whole new side of this vibrant metropolis.   First off, I visited Redtory, the new growing art district was once a large factory, but the government designated it to artists and galleries, trying to imitate 798 …

20 Oct, 2014 in Nara, Visions
Ancient capital Nara Japan (2)

This post concludes my visit to the lovely city of Nara – the ancient capital city of Japan, an hour south from Kyoto and east to Osaka. Temples, shrines, huge seated Buddhas, museums, Japanese gardens, and most importantly – deer, you will not be disappointed.   My posts on Nara: …

18 Oct, 2014 in Nara
Kōfuku-ji temple Nara Japan (10)

Wrapping up my trip to Osaka-Kyoto, I spent a day touring the ancient city of Nara. Although smaller than Kyoto and with supposedly similar temple atmosphere, Nara has a lot to offer that is different from Kyoto. Most of what Nara has is laid within the compact Nara Park, and you probably do not need […]

13 Oct, 2014 in San Francisco
Computer History Museum San Jose

I’ve always considered myself a bit of a geek. Okay, a lot of a geek. Since I laid my eyes on the XT machine my dad brought home to run an experiment back in the early 80s I was completely hooked. Although I wasn’t quite aware of what preceded that, looking at how boring the […]

9 Oct, 2014 in Macau
Senado Square Macau (31)

Senado Square is small piece of Europe at the heart of Macau. I previously wrote about Saint Dominic’s Church and the Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Macau, but the area that ties these attractions together is the Senado Square, where you can walk along the alleys of what’s left of the former Portuguese colonizing […]

6 Oct, 2014 in Jerusalem, Visions
Visions of Jerusalem 2-058

Although I’ve lived in Jerusalem for most of my young life, Jerusalem remains a treasure of hidden gems and spectacular beauty. Every time I visit back I get to see and capture more of its beauty, appreciate things that I’ve taken for granted before. Though my photography skills are still quite basic and I mostly […]

4 Oct, 2014 in Tel Aviv - Yaffo
Walking Tour Tel Aviv Harbor Jaffa (7)

Earlier this year in one of my visits to Israel I got to do one of my favorite walking tours in Israel. Going all the way from the renewed Tel Aviv Harbour in the north, through the Tel Aviv boardwalk (Tayelet) along the beachside all the way to the old city of Jaffa, and then […]

2 Oct, 2014 in Indianapolis
Indiana State Museum  Indianapolis (6)

During my first month moving to Urbana-Champaign I was very worried that being in this small university town would be very isolating and I won’t get to see much that’s interesting. But, although surrounded by corn fields for two hours in every direction, one you pass those corn fields you get terrific cities – Chicago, […]

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