Kelowna….Nature’s Playground

2018 has been a year , till now, of staying at home. A look back to the summer of 2016 through the playing fields of wine country….Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness* or if winter is there can summer be far…

The Inner Connect —Hong Kong

Kung Hai Fat Choi to my blogger friends. You must be wondering why I am wishing months late when it was celebrated on Friday 16th February 2018. The reason is nostalgia for the colors, festivities, decorations, entertainment and the urge to travel. 2018 was to be my year of travel, of discoveries, of adventure. But the…

Wedding Procession – Road Journey

I have visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Zhujiajiao but one place and event still etched in memory is a wedding procession I joined in Taizhou formerly T’ai-chow. A new-kid-on the block this is an emerging industrial city situated south of Ningbo on the eastern coast of Zhejiang province facing the East China Sea and…

Sikkim….nature’s blockbuster

Gangtok Sikkim…. a combination of Limbu words: su, which means “new”, and khyim, which means “palace” in reference to the palace built by the state’s first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. To a Tibetan, Sikkim is  ‘Drenjong‘ or “valley of rice” while the Bhutia call it ‘Beyul Demazong‘ or ‘the hidden valley of rice“. The Lepcha, the original inhabitants…