Hong Kong | Lamma Island: Strolling, Shopping & Seafood

Unfortunately, Jake spent most of Sunday in meetings. I, on the other hand, lucked out and spent the day on Lamma Island with friends. Lamma is an incredible spot that is just a 25 minute ferry ride from Central. (Isn’t that pretty much the theme of HK? All these serene spots are surprisingly close.)  View […]

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Hong Kong | Playing the Ponies

Okay so I can’t take credit for finding the horse tracks here. Actually, my friend Mel introduced me but apparently, it’s a pretty popular thing to do on Wednesday nights. (Just another excuse to drink and spend money.) Good crowd. See that tiny blue stage? Asian rappers. I’ll say no more… LOVED THIS!

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Hong Kong | HK Park: Nature at our Doorstep

I don’t want to bore those who aren’t my fellow nerds… willing and ready to spend their (non-hungover) Saturday mornings in a park / aviary…. but I had to share.  I’ll grab your attention with this beautiful lady: Hong Kong Park is a beautiful place to go, at any time. It’s typically quiet and calm […]

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Hong Kong | Sham Shui Po: A Pinterest Lover’s Delight

Short post here – again, don’t want to bore the majority out there who are not craft geeks like myself….. BUT, to my fellow Pinterest lovers, thought I’d share the craft situation out here. I only recently joined Pinterest (big thanks to Kare for my new addiction), but every time I see a brilliant idea […]

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Shenzhen, China | The Ultimate Black Friday

“A year ago, did you ever think you’d take a quick train ride into China to shop for the day?” Hm, why no I didn’t, Jake. I also didn’t think that it was possible to buy 75 new DVDs for $125 either…. but oh, it is. We may not have had turkey for Thanksgiving (we […]

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Hong Kong | Skylines, Sunsets & That Infamous Red Sail

I love junk boats. Confused? I bet you know what they are. Whenever you see a picture of Victoria Harbor, most shots (or at least, the best ones, in my opinion) have that famous red-sailed junk boat in the background. So when I found out we could actually take a cruise on one of these, […]

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Hong Kong | Chi Lin Nunnery: Serenity in the City

Not entirely sure how I managed it, but I talked Jake into waking up early on Sunday morning to head to a Buddhist nunnery. I had read about the Chi Lin nunnery and its gardens in a guidebook, and when we googled it to get more info, the pictures won us over. It’s just a […]

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Familiar Faces: Little D

Many have wondered as to the whereabouts of Mr. Cat Fuller. Well, he’s here! It was a 24-hour journey for him but he arrived on Friday unscathed…. just a little tired.

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Hong Kong | Central and Soho, Oh My!

We spend alot of time walking here. One of the many perks of not having to drive, I suppose. Just a few snapshots of city life here… That’s just a small portion of Central. (Similar to Chicago’s loop) The IFC is on the right – one of HK’s famed buildings and probably my favorite. And […]

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Hong Kong | Is This Off Limits?

I hope this doesn’t seem inappropriate. On the way back from Stanley, we pass this cemetery that is so striking. It’s built into a hill and there isn’t one square foot that is not covered. It’s not very far from us, and one day found ourselves in front of it. Seeing as it’s Catholic (and […]

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