So, as per usual for most vacations, our last full day was the best day. We relaxed in the morning, did most of our packing, and went to Starbucks on Duddell Street once again. Duddell Street from our hotel was best accessed by the series of long paths and staircases that wound through the zoo… Read More Day Five in Hong Kong: Fabric, Old Roller Coasters, and (watching) Dancing.
Day Four got a little silly. But we all need a little silly sometimes. I came across some walking tours of Wan Chai, one of the historical areas of town. There was a cultural tour, hitting cultural landmarks, and an architectural tour, highlighting different architectural styles. I was imagining the architectural tour to be more about… Read More Day Four in Hong Kong: Duck Fat Fries. Enough Said.
Day 3 started off with a trip to the grocery store just around the corner from the hotel. We weren’t willing to relive the Great Breakfast Hunt from the day before, so we loaded up on fresh fruit (including pears and strawberries, something we haven’t had in ages) and other staples, including Cadbury Flakes, Dan’s… Read More Day Three in Hong Kong: Markets and McDonald’s.
Day 2 started out frustrating. OK, maybe just different than we had planned. We headed north to the fabric and electronic markets in Sham Shui Po only to discover that most shops were closed on Sunday. And, coming from the Philippines, where there are munchies galore on every street corner, the search for food was… Read More Day Two in Hong Kong: Closed Doors, Starbucks, and Historical Stuff.
Despite not pulling us out of our funk, Hong Kong offered just what we needed. Nearly five days of culture, calmness, and a bit of controlled chaos. So, now I’m going to share our take on Hong Kong. Through our eyes. Cue the sentimental, dramatic music. We caught the earliest flight we could to maximize… Read More Day One in Hong Kong: Suits, Water, and Fireworks.
Ah, the iconic jeepney. Anyone who has visited the Philippines or seen pictures of this fun country has no doubt noticed these quirky leftover relics of World War II hauling massive amounts of people from point to point for about 20 cents. You can’t argue with the bargain, but is it maybe time to upgrade the… Read More The Joy of Jeepneys!
I don’t know what it is about Saturdays. My mornings are free, the first obligation I have it kid’s ministry at 2 pm. I try to avoid doing much of anything “out” on the weekends, so there is no reason for me to wake up early. Apparently, my internal clock hasn’t gotten the memo. So,… Read More Talk About a Cheap Date…