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{ Yearly Archives } 2012

SFM #98: Turkey. Cavemen

  Star Ferry Musing #98:  Cavemen Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ On the morning when we visited the cave houses of Cappadocia in Turkey, we saw this colorful […]

SFM #97: Culture. Puzzle Solvers

  Star Ferry Musing #97:  Puzzle Solvers Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ I like to visit ancient site and see things made by mankind long time ago.  It […]

SFM #96: Turkey & China. Honor the Fallen

  Star Ferry Musing #96:  Honor the Fallen Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ Turkey In WWI, the Entente Powers (UK, France and Russia) fought the Central Powers (Germany, […]

SFM #95: Turkey. Byzantine City

  Star Ferry Musing #95:  Byzantine City Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ Rome was a republic for 500 years before turning autocratic when Julius Caesar became dictator in […]

SFM #94: Turkey. Mosques

  Star Ferry Musing #94: Mosques Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ After spending 16 hectic days in Turkey, we feel we experienced almost everything about its food, culture […]

SFM #93: USA. City by the Bay

  Star Ferry Musing #93: City by the Bay Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ San Francisco is one of the most attractive cities in the United States.  At […]

SFM #92: Animals. Flying Jewelry

  Star Ferry Musing #92:  Flying Jewelry Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ Sally and I saw our first hummingbirds in our son and daughter-in-law’s backyard in San Francisco. […]

SFM #91: USA. Senior Center

  Star Ferry Musing #91:  Senior Center Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ I retired 10 years ago.  At first, I felt empty without a productive job and without […]

SFM #90: Croatia. Plitvice Lakes

Star Ferry Musing #90: Plitvice Lakes Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line.如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ I heard about the Plitvice Lakes of Croatia as a wonderland of dancing waters.  It is a series […]

SFM #89: Italy. Venice

Star Ferry Musing #89:  Venice Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line.如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ The bus travels on a long causeway over the lagoon, on our way to watery Venice.  The causeway was […]

SFM #88: Balkans. Medieval Castles

Star Ferry Musing #88:  Medieval Castles Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line.如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ On our recent tour of the Balkans, we rode along most of the Dalmatian coast.  This coast on […]

SFM #87: Balkans. Ethnic Cleansing

  Star Ferry Musing #87:  Ethnic Cleansing Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ In the 1990s, the world was anguished by the brutal war in the former Yugoslavia and […]

SFM #86: Maker. Scenery in a Tray

  Star Ferry Musing #86:  Scenery in a Tray Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ The first time I saw penjing (盆景), I was fascinated by the miniature trees […]

SFM #85: China. Valley of Nine Villages

Star Ferry Musing #85: The Valley of Nine Villages Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line.如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ Ten or more years ago, the only way to go to JiuZhaiGou 九寨溝 (Valley of […]

SFM #84: USA. New York Subway Art

  Star Ferry Musing #84: New York Subway Art Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ I grew up using the New York City subway system.  In 1956, I could […]