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Return to Hong Kong, Day 4

For our last day in Hong Kong, Tom and I met my friends Erica and Jacqueline to tour the Western District. This is another area we didn't see on our trip to Hong Kong two years ago. We took a short tram ride from Central to Western Market.Street art.Once we started walking, we set our sights on a famous bamboo store on Western Street. On the way, we visited a … [Read More]

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Singapore synagogue 1994

Photo Friday

In honor of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, I dug up this photo from 20 years ago when my parents and I traveled to Singapore. We found the Maghain Aboth … [Read More]

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