Category Archives: Grand Voyage 2010

Visiting Koi Goo

In one of my favorite family photos, my brother and I are wearing matching red shirts and are flanking our Yeye (paternal grandpa). We are all grinning behind heaping mounds of freshly stir-fried rice vermicelli with ham, egg, bean sprouts … Continue reading

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Fragrant Harbor Tasty

Our trip to Hong Kong was my first time visiting East Asia. (Awesome!) Furthermore, as I was traveling with a Hong Kong expert in tow, I was beside myself with excitement as the day of arrival neared.   Our jumping off … Continue reading

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Home in the Fragrant Port

Thanks, Mom and Dad, for giving me not one place to call home, but two. Through frequent family trips to Hong Kong, I developed an insatiable desire to move there, a decision most likely made through my stomach. Who could … Continue reading

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Nepal Tips & Photo Vignettes

Nepal is a country that we wished we had researched a lot more before we went – we were unprepared for many things. We had romantic, perhaps antiquated notions of Nepal when we planned our trip. While it was not … Continue reading

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Indian Food, Glorious Food!

Traveling through southern India was easily the most stimulating part of our trip.  All the images of India that might come to mind greet you the moment you step out of the airport.  Intense heat, heavy air pollution, deafening traffic … Continue reading

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Indian Vignettes

Try the wine! – That is, if you know it’s been decently well kept. I asked for a bottle of red and upon tasting, I realized it had been cooked just by being left out. I asked if it was … Continue reading

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Mumbai Wallah

We’re going a tad out of order here – Chris’ magna opus on South Indian cuisine is forthcoming but until then, here is an entry regarding our last day in India. More on our Grand Asian Voyage to come! On … Continue reading

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Ghentacular

This was my second visit to Ghent, a town I thought would be nice to retire in a decade ago when I was last here. Perhaps I had a different view of what retirement entailed as a younger one as … Continue reading

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Best of Both Worlds Part II: Belgian Beer Yes!, Belgian Cheese…um…no thanks!

After a horrendous day trying to get from the south of France to Brussels with the entire French rail system threatening to strike, I gladly excepted when my friend Katharina offered me a beer upon our arrival.  The first beer … Continue reading

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French Vignettes

All right, so we’re officially a continent behind now. But we’re staying put in San Francisco for the next week and a half, which will hopefully give us time to catch up on O&A. Thanks for your patience! Don’t hunt … Continue reading

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