May 26, 2012 (Kowloon) We had a great breakfast on the 20th floor Harbour Plaza Lounge and then met in the Hotel Lobby to go start exploring. There are a few "traditions" Dr. Farris has initiated in Hong Kong and we went out to do them all: the Regal Jewellry store, Lee's of Paris shirt tailors, "meat on a stick" at Kowloon Park with Mango jelly and then dim sum. A little twist in our escapades today included a torrential downpour halfway through our jaunt through Hong Kong. We all bought cheap umbrellas and are now quite soaked, but had an enjoyable time. Resting up a bit and then off to Victoria's Peak and dinner at Bubba Gump's on the mountain top overlooking the city. Enjoy the pictures!
Ophthalmologist joining a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in West China. Sponsored by the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI), this trip supports the existing eye care infrastructure in the country with additional clinical care, educational exchanges and research. The focus this year finalize and deploy a pilot program that will lead to the creation of a new eye institute for the southwest China region. The program is an integrated component of the DMEI Global Eye Care Fellowship Program with outreach into West China, Swaziland and Peru as well as local program ... full info
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A...more info