Thanks Thomas for picking me up and good to finally meet Mika
After 3.5 hours on the ground due to late arrival, I’m off again
To maximize miles, plus have dinner with my friend Thomas on Maui before a redeye back.
That’s YYZ-CLE-FLL-DEN-SEA, then SEA-SFO-OGG-SFO-ORD-YYZ, currently with 5 of those 9 flights upgraded (some complimentary, some using one of my upgrades).
Well, just about everywhere there are significant Chinese population, it would seem (recall he is the founder of “modern China” who overthrew the last Chinese emperor).
There are monuments/memorials/roads/historical sites in honour of Dr Sun Yat Sen in Taipei (Taiwan), Maui (Hawaii, USA), Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Penang (Malaysia)!
Given the large Chinese community in Toronto, I just googled it and found this memorial statue in Riverside Park.
Trippy little details at this Holy Ghost Portuguese church, including the Last Supper (with a woman next to JC, as per Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code), statue of Mary on a snake, and the dedication plaque referring to the creation of the world 6681 years ago (really?)…
“Highway” on back side of Haleakala (i.e. on southern coast of Maui, gotten to on the road from Kula (upcountry), not from Kihei.
I just like how this road with signs stretches towards the ocean…
Apparently Sun Yat-Sen went to school in Hawaii, and his relatives lived in upcountry Maui (near Kula). He even planned some of the Chinese revolution from here.
There is a park with a new statue of him, with a great view of the ocean.