Dragon boats, familiar faces greet new residents settling in Australia

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Our 1969 Raimondi classmate Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 moved to Australia earlier this year to be close to members of his family who have already settled there. In the following article, he writes about new discoveries and old finds as he adjusts to the surroundings. Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival near Brisbane, Australia. 六月三日是華人的端午節,六月五日在布里斯本市 Brisbane … Continue reading Dragon boats, familiar faces greet new residents settling in Australia

Travel Brief: An Unexpected Find on recent visit to Peng Chau

Our intrepid traveller Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 recently went on a visit to Peng Chau 坪洲, an outlying island located not far off the eastern side of Lantau Island. During the half-day walking tour, he was delighted to come upon a surprising sight: a marvellous art display set up right out in the open for … Continue reading Travel Brief: An Unexpected Find on recent visit to Peng Chau

Glimpses of Iceland: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Culture, Diplomacy

Travels with Rex: Iceland is halfway between Europe and America, in a far corner of the Atlantic Ocean near the Arctic Circle. The island-nation, however, is not as isolated as one may think. In March this year, Iceland made headlines around the world for a volcanic eruption near Reykjavik, its capital. Lava shot high into … Continue reading Glimpses of Iceland: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Culture, Diplomacy

Visiting Machu Picchu, relic of ancient Inca Civilization in Peru

At the beginning of this year, Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗 completed writing a series of travel articles using the journals he kept and the photographs he took while visiting South America in June 2013. One of the highlights is this piece on his trip up the mountains of Peru to the fabled Machu Picchu, popularly … Continue reading Visiting Machu Picchu, relic of ancient Inca Civilization in Peru

British Columbia to Newfoundland, a cross-Canada Photo Essay

Travels with Rex It is not easy to see all ten provinces of Canada in one go, but it is certainly doable over a period of time. We accomplished this mission two years ago when we made our trip from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, covering a span of more than 7,000 kilometres. So … Continue reading British Columbia to Newfoundland, a cross-Canada Photo Essay

Built railway, kept deal to join B.C. with newly formed Canada 150 years ago

In his final year in university, Paul Loong 龍佈樂 had to complete a major research paper to get his degree. He did it by collecting the personal history of Chinese immigrants in Canada. Forty-five years later, he reads the paper again and finds new insights on what it means to be Canadian. This article comes … Continue reading Built railway, kept deal to join B.C. with newly formed Canada 150 years ago

Mediterranean Gateway: from Malaga to the Rock of Gibraltar

Wong Yiu Chung 王耀宗, our 1969 classmate at Raimondi, kept a travel diary when he and his wife Anita visited Spain and France. Their trip lasted from May 29 to July 4, 2019. The following article and most of the photographs are taken from four days of the diary, when they visited Picasso’s birthplace Malaga … Continue reading Mediterranean Gateway: from Malaga to the Rock of Gibraltar

Camping in Ontario: Intimate Encounter with Mother Nature

Ontario is larger than France and Spain combined. The Canadian province is known for its big cities such as Toronto and Ottawa, but look on a map and you will realize that much of Ontario is still wilderness. To enable people to enjoy the great outdoors, the Ontario government runs 340 provincial parks and 295 … Continue reading Camping in Ontario: Intimate Encounter with Mother Nature