Kia Ora Auckland

In the Maori language, “Kia Ora” means “Hello,” “Welcome,” and “Thank You.” There is so much to this country. For example, skiing is abundant in the winter. You could head to Whakapapa, which is pronounced “Fuck-a-Papa.” No, sadly, I’m not kidding....

Auckland Couriers

I flew from Sydney to Auckland today. I got to the airport early so I walked around a bit. It’s amazing the kinds of places you can go from Sydney. Macau, Shanghai, Fiji, Guam, Atlanta…the list goes on. The talk...

Reflections on Sydney

If Paris is known for kissing, Copenhagen for bikes, Cape Town for Table Mountain, and Hong Kong for shopping. Then, Sydney must be known for beer. Because they drink a lot of it. But there’s a lot more to this...

Left is Right in the Commonwealth

This morning, my friends invited me to join them for a relaxing Sunday morning. Because the weather was a bit grey, we decided to take a ride through the City and its Eastern Suburbs. When switching countries, it’s always a...

An Australian Walkabout

The Aboriginal People here in Australia send their young men on walkabouts where they, in essence, “find themselves.” I guess this is my walkabout, but rather than finding myself, I’d rather find some animals. Simply put, Australian animals are really...

Reflections on Hong Kong

There are a lot of tourists here in Hong Kong. You can easily identify them. A tourist wears his backpack as a frontpack. He checks for his wallet as obviously and frequently as he’s able. His passport and money are...

Hong Kong is Hot Property

There are a number of phrases I tend to (over)use. One of them is “That’s nothing to write home about.” One of the things I’ve learned on this trip is that the most mundane things can be the most interesting....

Foreigners in Hong Kong

As I walked through the Hong Kong Garden, a t-shirt caught my eye. It said, “Gettysburg College.” You don’t see many of those in the States, let alone in Southeast Asia. So, I had to stop its’ owner and say...