Browsing articles tagged with " Asia travel"
Jun
7
2011

HONG KONG – Asia’s World City

Visiting Hong Kong is an exciting non-stop experience, as I discovered on my short one-week stay on this island. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 6,400 inhabitants per square km (vs Canada’s average population density of 3.2 per sq km!), Hong Kong can make Manhattan look like a provincial town! Expect to see an interesting mix of history, culture and shiny glass buildings in this 21st century city. The […]

Apr
28
2011

If you educate a boy, you educate an individual; educate a girl and you educate a community!

  Greg Mortensen’s philosophy is not complicated.  He believes quite sincerely that the conflict in Afghanistan will not be won with guns and air strikes, but with books and pencils.  The future of the country depends on educating the children, especially the girls.  Despite threats from the Taliban and other extremists, Greg, with a small team of dedicated staff,  is building schools in the most remote and war-torn areas of the country.  He believes in […]

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