I’m not much of a shopper.  I never have been.  I find “things” to distract me from what I’m looking for out of life, and I just don’t get much enjoyment out of it.  However, as the famous saying goes, “When in Rome…” So in Hong Kong, we shopped.  And shopped.  And shopped.  There were... Continue Reading →

I have never liked attention that involves strangers just looking at me. I’ve always felt like I am being judged and looked upon negatively because of my disability. In fact, when I was a young girl, I would tell myself that people were staring at me because they thought I was beautiful. Deep down I knew... Continue Reading →

Macau is a small island off the coast of Hong Kong. It’s about a 60-minute ferry ride and is known as the Las Vegas of the Eastern World. Of course we were going to check it out! But first, we had an early morning errand to run. Tony wanted to get pearls for some family... Continue Reading →

The world’s largest seated Buddha is on top of a mountain on a small island off the coast of Hong Kong. There are two ways to get to Big Buddha, also known as Tian Tan Buddha. The first is to walk there. I believe it’s called the Wisdom Path. If I had to guess, a... Continue Reading →

A few weeks before our trip, riots and demonstrations over democracy had begun in Hong Kong. The news was flooded with storms of people fighting and trying so hard to change their government to a democracy. We had been watching the media carefully to be sure things were still safe for us to visit, and... Continue Reading →

A good friend of mine introduced me to an app called “Maps with Me.” It’s an excellent app that allows you to download maps for cities you will be traveling in and then uses GPS to show you exactly where you are at in that city. While the free version doesn’t provide directions, it’s extremely... Continue Reading →

This was a different trip for me. I was traveling with my boyfriend and not my usual travel group, which usually consisted of my sister and brother and a mix of other friends joining along, depending on where we were going. I had never traveled internationally without this group, more or less with just a... Continue Reading →

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