Dark Side of the Moon

As my husband walked home from work through Hong Kong Park a few weeks ago, it was aglow with beautiful lanterns. Then moon cakes began to appear in shop windows. The Mid Autumn Festival was approaching and we set out to learn about it so we could join the party. As in many countries, the Mid-Autumn…

Baby Elephant Walk

As we arrived at our apartment for the first time we saw two very whimsical elephant statues right outside. We had no idea that they were part of The Elephant Parade, the world’s largest open air exhibition, which has been an international phenomenon. Using the slogan, “Let’s Paint a Brighter Future,” the event has gained widespread support for…

Brand New Day–Our First Day in Hong Kong

Seeing our new city for the first time We landed in Hong Kong early Sunday morning, breezed through baggage claim and customs and piled everything into the car that had come to collect us. Exiting the airport, we caught sight of Hong Kong for the first time just as the sun rose. During the entire ride into…

Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

In anticipation of our move to Hong Kong, I just ordered the Kelly Moore 2 Sues. So far so good. It handles a decent amount of stuff and looks pretty good. I don’t need something “cute that doubles as a diaper bag.” My criteria were comfort, space and pockets. The fact that it is waterproof doesn’t hurt,…

Magical History Tour

After sending three kids off to college we’ve seen a lot of the schools in the south so this time we decided to investigate some of the northern ones. The great part is that they are so steeped in history. Where we’re going they have a Fourth of July but it isn’t any more significant…

All That We Can’t Leave Behind

I recently saw a blog post about our town of Stuart, Florida from Globetrotting Mommy and I think she got it just about right. However, speaking as a fairly recent “local” there are a few more things that I’ll really miss about my little town. The Black Marlin, a nice, quiet little restaurant/bar where the bartenders remember…

In Case We Needed More Convincing…

https://flic.kr/p/edQFNW In case the cosmopolitan culture, international travel and exciting new experiences weren’t enough, these photos helped convince us that we should pack up and go to Hong Kong. I keep looking at the work of such talented photographers and saying, “Wow, I get to live there!” I can’t wait until I can share some…

Dragon Boat Carnival

One of the biggest events of the year in Hong Kong is the Dragon Boat Carnival which occurs this week. Part festival, part athletic event, part ancient tradition, it’s a big, colorful, three day party. Click on the images to find out more at Discover Hong Kong. `  

4 out of 5 people know almost nothing about China. The rest live there.

China is home to roughly 1.35 billion people or three times the population of the United States and almost 20% of the world’s population. So what is Hong Kong all about? Hong Kong is a region of contrasts with huge skyscrapers side by side with ancient temples and fabulous 5-star international cuisine next to small…

Shock and awe…

I was with some friends when the email came from my husband asking, “How would you like to live in Hong Kong?” After all the blood returned to my head, my next reaction was “Oh, heck, no!” but my friends’ reactions convinced me to reconsider my stance. Then in doing research on Hong Kong, I…

Let it Rock — The Empty Rocker

So the big guy was going to retire a couple of years ago. He’d been at the Bank of the Free World for most of his life and we had already bought a house in Florida. After putting it off for a couple of years it was finally going to happen. In March he went…