Postcards From Mexico

Ever notice how postcards look like they were shot in the 1980s or 1990s? The landmarks are always more vibrant in real life, and if the weather is good, you could take better pictures. Nonetheless, until instant printable postcards become a thing, I’ll be sending the vintage prints with handwritten messages in hopes that friends will receive them some time between 1 and 8 weeks to put on their refrigerators.

I’ve kept all the postcards sent to me over the years, which aren’t that many. I have ones from Japan, Paris, Mt. Everest, and Australia. Someday, I’d like to visit these places for the breathtaking views, the adventures, the food, the entertainment, and, of course, for the postcards.


El Arco in Los Cabos

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Lover’s Beach

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Lazy sea lions

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Streets of San Jose del Cabo

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San Jose del Cabo

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Cabo San Lucas

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Los Cabos

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The mountains and desert




Limitless City: Hong Kong

Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong

Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong

Hello, blog. You seem to be showing signs of neglect. I was busy making the online world a better place ran off to Disneyland. The Disneyland in Hong Kong, actually. I had a wonderful trip. It had been a while since I’ve ventured to a new city, and HK was unforgettable.

With a population of over 7 million people, Hong Kong is intense. There’s high-rise apartment buildings nestled between scenic mountains, old fishing villages and underneath bridges. With no real downtown core, the skyline looks endless. What HK lacks in size, it makes up in the amount of food and electronics it hoards. To top it off, the transit system is one of the best in the world. And, just when you think the Octopus Card is the greatest technological invention next to the turbo jet ferries, there’s cellphone service and Internet on the subway. Crazy.

What I loved most of all was being immersed in a culture that’s both foreign and familiar to me. As a former British colony, Hong Kong gives off an East-meets-West vibe, mixing old Chinese traditions with modern ideas that push this megacity well into the future. It’s extreme, excessive and, most importantly, exciting. You feel like anything is possible.

Hong Kong is better in person than in pictures, but here are many highlights of my trip:

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The Guild


Strangely hidden between the crime-ridden part of Toronto and the poor part of Toronto is a historical site called The Guild. This quiet area is surrounded by the Scarborough Bluffs, Lake Ontario, and rich forests and parks. Once home to an arts colony during the Great Depression, The Guild Inn (formerly called The Guild of All Arts) provided accommodation and studio space to artisans practicing such crafts as pottery, woodwork, and metalworking. Nowadays it features a sculpture garden displaying fragments of demolished buildings collected to preserve Toronto architecture.

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