Trips out of the Country



Hong Kong 10
(March 2016)
Another family visit, this time in the Spring. We went biking in Mui Wu Bay, birding in Mai Po Marshes, Shek O, Tai O.
Riding Beach Front Road

Taiwan


Our first trip to Taiwan! Helen has friends in the country so we visited Taiwan, Kenting and Tainan.
(March 2016)

Hong Kong 9


Yup, nineth trip to Hong Kong! My parents, their friends and their friends children joined us so we visited some of the top sights - the Peak, The Giant Buddha, Tai O. New for me, we did a boat tour of Sai Kung. We revisited Mai Po Marshes and Shek O. A pretty packed few weeks.

Japan the 5th


Six days in Japan visiting Mark - a few days in Tokyo and a few Days in Hakone looking for fall colors and enjoying the hotspring at the Ryokan.
(October, November 2014)

Hong Kong the 8th


More Kids! Claira is now about 10 months old, Helen's Maternity leave is drawing to a close and it will only get hotter in Hong Kong. We had almost two weeks in Hong Kong and tried to pack as much as we could in with two kids. We saw a flower show at Victoria Park, visited Ocean Park and saw various markets and playgrounds across Kowloon.
(March 2013)

Hong Kong the 7th


We had points to fly to Hong Kong but there wasn't a lot of flexibility about the dates - pretty much May or not at All. We spent much of the trip doing family things, but we did get out to see the fruit market, Visit Tai O Village and go to the beach at Shek O.
(May 2011)

Hong Kong the 6th


We were called to Hong Kong on Short notice with an 8 month old baby. Nara got to see the sights and I got to see the new years fireworks!
(January 2011)

Hong Kong the 5th


Helen was quite pregnant at this point so we booked a trip to Hong Kong before we were overwhelmed with baby stuff to bring. Includes Dim Sum and buildings wrapped in bamboo.
(January 2010)

Singapore


Mark was posted to Singapore for his work and since Helen and I were in the neighbourhood (Hong Kong) we really did have to swing by. We really enjoyed the food!
(January 2010)

A Fourth Trip to Japan


We have visited Japan in the spring (for cherry blossoms) and the fall before. We figured for a new experience we should try winter! Our favourites like Hot Spring baths, traditional inns and kaiseke meals figured prominently in our trip.
(January/February 2009)

Hong Kong for Chinese New Years


We had a trip to Japan planned for the spring, and if you are crossing the Pacific, you might as well make the extra step to visit Family. We visited Chinese New Years Celebrations at local temples, and visited themed markets.
(January 2009)

Hong Kong the 3rd


Back again to visit family, we also stopped by Macau, Cheung Chau Island and Hong Kong Wetlands Park. Plus more time in markets!
(November 2008)

Vietnam


Helen has family in Hong Kong so we both of us were already in south east Asia. We decided to take a local flight to nearby country and Vietnam came up number one.
(Nov 2007)

Costa Rica


Helen and I were just recently married and we figured a trip to some place warm was in order. We had choices (Hawaii, the Caribbean) but we decided on Costa Rica on the strength of recommendations from friends. We weren't disappointed.
(June 2008)

India


My grandfather served in India in World War II so stories and artifacts from India spiced up my childhood. I had time off with my Sabbatical so I decided to go. I visited Delhi, two national parks, the Thar desert and a number of smaller cities.
(Dec 2006)

New Zealand


Sean and Catherine were getting married outside of Auckland and if you are going to fly that far to see a wedding, you should probably stick around and see more of the place. Saw some of the North and South Island.
(Nov 2006)

Hong Kong


Helen has family in Hong Kong and as part of my sabbatical this year, we went to visit her family for two weeks. Hong Kong is a small area but there was lots of sights to see.
(Nov 2006)
I returned to Hong Kong in Nov 2007

Dominican Republic


A week in a popular sun destination. Life is mostly in the all inclusive resort but I did make it out on a caving trip and a trip to Santo Domingo - the capital of the Dominican Republic.
(Nov 2005)

My First Trip to Europe


It's not often you get to travel to another continent on the companies dime. I was lucky enough to do some work in Europe and have enough time to take pictures while I was there.
(August, 2005)

A Third Trip to Japan


A road trip around the southern most island of Kyushu and Shikoku in the spring of 2004.
Parade Walking Past Torches
A Second Trip to Japan


Eric is in Kumamoto so five us of us went to visit.  We spent three weeks visiting Japan.
(October 2002)
Turtle Swimming
The Big Island of Hawaii


Eight days of relaxing and fun!  Seven of us rent an apartment in Kona and see the sights.
(April 2002)
Climbing Toward Castle
Japan


Our first serious trip out of the country - Jesse, Sean and I spend two weeks in Japan.
(April 2000)
Na Pali Coast
Kauai, Hawaii


Mark and I had both just finished a project and it was time for a vacation! 
(December 1999)
Palm by Pool
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


Sean's family generously offered their vacation rental for six of us to winter vacation.
(December 1998)
Plateau
Grand Canyon Road Trip

My first real road trip, Mark and I spent a week driving to the Grand Canyon and then visiting my sister and San Fransisco. (October 1998)
American Cities
Seattle / Rainier
(July 2007)
The nearest Big city to Vancouver, Seattle is remarkable because it's made of mostly the same stuff as Vancouver, it's just the recipe was different.
I've been before, such asSeptember 2001
Wide Crowd Shot

New York stands alone among US cities - it's huge foot print on culture, both better and pop, can only be appreciated by visiting the source of it all.
(September 2000)
Chrysler Building

I went to New Orleans to see Siggraph 2000. I spent most of the time at the conference but I did see a bit of the town.
(August 2000)
Ferns Hanging From Deck


Great Egret
Species: Ardea alba (Great Egret)
Tags: bird, Dominican Republic
Wandering Path
Big Ben
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: clock tower
Few Stone Lanterns
Tags: Japan, lantern
Plateau
Location: Go To...
Tags: canyon, hiking
Accordion Awning
Tags: fruit market, Hong Kong
Climbing Toward Castle
Location: Go To...
Tags: castle, Japan, parade
Nara And Claira At Flower Show
Person: Nara, Claira
Altitude: 28m (91 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tiger Walking Down Road
Species: Panthera tigris (tiger)
Tags: India, safari
Waiting To Get On Glacier
Altitude: 277m (908 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: glacier, hiking, New Zealand
Parade Walking Past Torches
Location: Go To...
Tags: fire, Japan, parade
Market
Tags: Hong Kong, market
Palm by Pool
Tags: Mexico, palm, pool, resort
Wide Crowd Shot
Location: Go To...
Tags: crowd, fireworks
Ferns Hanging From Deck
Tags: architectural decoration
The Crowd Adding Incense
Tags: crowd, dragon, fire, Hong Kong, incense burner
Na Pali Coast
Tags: Hawaii, hiking
Riding Beach Front Road
Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
Location: Go To...
Incense Burner In Front Of Temple
Altitude: 54m (177 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: incense burner, Macau, place of worship
Hot Spring Bath In The Morning
Location: Go To...
Tags: hot spring, Japan, onsen
Kids At The Kelp Forest
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: aquarium, forest, kelp, Taiwan
White Bursts Off Smaller Building
Tags: building, city, fireworks, Hong Kong, night
Claira And Nara In The Wet Zone
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, Hong Kong, reflection, Shek O
Toll Bridge
Altitude: 118m (387 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bridge, sign, Vietnam
Turtle Swimming
Species: Chelonia mydas (green sea turtle)
Tags: Hawaii, turtle, underwater
Broken Open Durian
Tags: durian, fruit
Three Toed Sloth Climbing
Species: Bradypus variegatus (Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth)
Tags: baby, Costa Rica, tree
Chrysler Building
Tags: city
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