New Year Fireworks Show In Hong Kong

Here are the fireworks: Now let’s talk about logistics. Since the fireworks are launched from barges in Victoria Harbour, you can see them from either the north (around Tsim Sha Tsui) or the south (Hong Kong Island). We read stories about hundreds of thousands of people crowding in Tsim Sha Tsui. Somebody even wrote how he arrived in the area at 10 pm, but was not able to make his Continue…

Lion Rock

It was our last full day in Hong Kong. Based on the weather forecasts I’ve been checking the past week, this looked like the best shot we had for some clear skies and good views over the city. Lion Rock is known for some spectacular nightscapes. So we went on a hike. Sections 3 and 4 of the MacLehose trail. The whole trail has 100 km, while our route had Continue…

Madrid City Break

Visited Madrid last year, one week after Berlin. Something I noticed: in Berlin many restaurants close at 8 PM, while in Madrid it’s normal for restaurants to open at 8 PM. Needless to say, the city was busting with life, day or night. I think it’s a great place for a city break, especially during late autumn, if you still don’t want to let go of summer temperatures. As usual, we Continue…

Resurrecting a long lost draft of a post I didn’t write on Thailand

Well, I understand if the title is confusing. Looking over my article drafts, I noticed one about Thailand. It didn’t have any text or hints as to what it should have been about. Considering the Thailand trip was 6 years ago, it’s unlikely I’ll find out. It only had the following photos. I guess they were left over after I wrote all the other articles on this trip. The thing Continue…

Injury Log Part III – Learning to Walk Again

I have to confess the title is overly dramatic. It’s not like I forgot how to walk or something like that. Week 1 The objective for this first week was to achieve maximum extension and a 90 degree flexion. I wasn’t aware of this, but after surgery, the knee is locked. I wasn’t able to bend it more than 30 degrees. Nothing painful, just the knee deciding to stop being Continue…