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{ Yearly Archives } 2013

SFM #113: Mexico. Mexico City Life

Star Ferry Musing #113:  Mexico City Life Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 113 SFM 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 spent a few days in Mexico City primarily to visit its archeological sights. […]

SFM #112: Italy. Excavated Time Capsule

Star Ferry Musing #112: Excavated Time Capsule Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 112 SFM 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 have always been fascinated by Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by the […]

SFM #111: USA. Nostalgic Route 66

Star Ferry Musing #111: Nostalgic Route 66 Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 111 SFM 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 drove cross country in Arizona last year.  At dusk, we left […]

SFM #110: USA. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Star Ferry Musing #110:  Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 110 SFM 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 has many murals.  They are often commissioned by the property owner to […]

SFM #109: Food. Dim Sum

Star Ferry Musing #109:  Dim Sum Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 109 SFM 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 worked, lived and retired in Hong Kong for 20 years before returning […]

SFM #108: USA. Paradise on Fire

Star Ferry Musing #108, Paradise on Fire Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 108 SFM 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. ************************************************ Rim Fire A gigantic forest fire has been raging for the last two weeks in […]

SFM #107: Egypt. Test of Democracy

Star Ferry Musing #107:  Test of Democracy Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 107 SFM 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. ************************************************ Background When we visited Egypt a few years ago, we saw its military in many […]

SFM #106: Turkey. Turkish Culture War

Star Ferry Musing #106: Turkish Culture War Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 106 SFM 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 last few weeks, we see lots of pictures of demonstrations in Turkey.  Taksim […]

SFM #105: Vatican. The Labyrinth

Star Ferry Musing #105: The Labyrinth Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all other SFM 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 was really looking forward to visit the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Museums.  I […]

SFM #104: Spain. God’s Architect

Star Ferry Musing #104: God’s Architect 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. ************************************************ Of all Spanish cities we visited, we like Barcelona the most.  We found it to be lively, artistic, […]

SFM #103: Maker. Ceramic Food

Star Ferry Musing #103: Ceramic Food 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 love to eat.  I think good food is one of the greatest enjoyments in life.  But […]

SFM #102: Guatemala. Ancient Mayans

Star Ferry Musing #102:  Ancient Mayans 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. ************************************************ Mesoamerica refers to the ancient lands of Mexico, Guatemala and the other Central American countries before the arrival […]

SFM #101: Guatemala. Guatemala Observations

Star Ferry Musing #101: Guatemala Observations 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. ************************************************ Our tour of Guatemala started with visits to the Mayan ruins in the rain forest.  Our guide […]

SFM #100: USA. Crash Scene

Star Ferry Musing #100:  Crash SceneWritten 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.************************************************ A notice was posted on our building informing us that a filming would take place on our street.  We wondered […]

SFM #99: Guatemala. Resurrecting an Extinct Writing

Star Ferry Musing #99:  Resurrecting an Extinct Writing 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 preparation for a tour of Gautemala, the land of the Mayas, Sally and I started […]