H is for Hong Kong

Snapshot_20110109 A few months ago I was in Bangkok and had the opportunity to hang out with travel artist Elizabeth Briel.

Not only did she enlighten me about @BKKFatty (we ate a lot together), Barcamp Bangkok, and her interesting experiences as a traveler, she gifted me a children’s book that she illustrated with her cyanotype prints.

 H Is for Hong Kong: A Primer in Pictures is a gorgeous bilingual (Mandarin/English) book explaining typical Hong Kong sights in simple but poetic language.

The words on each page are in English, Mandarin characters, and pinyin. I really wish I had something like this when I was a struggling Mandarin student in Beijing.

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Regardless of your interest in Mandarin,  H Is for Hong Kong: A Primer in Pictures is a pleasant kind of way to introduce a child to a new place in the world.

I think we need to collaborate on a "V is for Vientiane" volume.

Look for H is for Hong Kong from ThingsAsianPress.com, or Amazon.com.

Check out Elizabeth Briel at http://elizabethbriel.com, @EBriel on twitter, and on Facebook. I hope we meet again!

One Response

  1. Nikki
    Nikki January 10, 2011 at 7:25 am |

    I want to collaborate on C is for Cambodia or A is for Angkor Wat!

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