Destination Canada – Day 3 – Gros Morne, Newfoundland

We eagerly hit the trails in the morning at 10am to start our explorations. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park is home to the eponymous Gros Morne mountain. Thus it was fitting that our hike be up the Gros Morne Mountain trail. Also known as the James Callaghan Trail, named some 30… Continue reading Destination Canada – Day 3 – Gros Morne, Newfoundland


Celebrating Chung Yeung

The Chung Yeung Festival (重阳节) falls on the ninth day of the ninth Chinese lunar month, which this year happened to be on a Saturday - October 28. I celebrated the day with friends in the Catskills; hiking in the woods, drinking chrysanthemum tea and sharing Chungyeung cake. Literally translated, the festival's name in Chinese means "double yang". In… Continue reading Celebrating Chung Yeung