HK and Macau

Little Special Administrative Regions stuck, for now, as semi-China. HK, also, is the greatest city in the world.

Hong Kong Gone Wild

I’ve mentioned this before, but the weather has been terrible the last few times I’ve been in Hong Kong. Reading and drinking coffee can only stay engrossing for so long, though, and the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens make a nice diversion even on the most overcast of days. In the heart of Central, … Continue reading »

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Dialogue in the Dark

Looking for something special to do midweek in the middle of the day for Liz’s birthday in Hong Kong, we found Dialogue in the Dark. Similar to the Dining in the Dark experience in Paris so many years ago, Dialogue is meant to simulate for a short time the life of the blind in an … Continue reading »

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Under the Weather in Hong Kong

The past few times I’ve been in HK, the weather has been absolutely foul for almost the entire trip. Long-term travel isn’t always sunshine lollipops and rainbows, and on during those weeks when the world has been motivation-sappingly cloudy for days on end, you still have to find something interesting to do! From Central, the … Continue reading »

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New Territories, New Temple

Another overcast day in Hong Kong, so I finally got out to that New Territories temple I pass on the airport bus every time I come to town. It makes me feel almost like being back in China for a day! —— Planning to spend time in Hong Kong? Keep in mind that accommodation can … Continue reading »

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Occupy: Hong Kong

In the wake of the whole “Occupy” movement in the States, I suppose I should have assumed that there would eventually be international chapters of the idea as well. The idea honestly didn’t occur to me, though, until my friend Niko happened to mention it when we met up one afternoon in Hong Kong. I … Continue reading »

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Hong Kong Temple Street Market

Hong Kong Temple Street Markets On one of those many “passing through Hong Kong” trips I’ve made over the past few months, I talked Matt and Liz (my two favorite HK residents)  into heading out one night to the relatively well known Temple Street Night Market. Expecting a food street type set-up, it ended up … Continue reading »

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Hiking the Hong Kong Trail

My second and third days of hiking in Hong Kong, both on the Hong Kong Trail, offered a surprisingly bit of seclusion considering that I was never more than a couple of kilometers from large urban areas (if even that?). Yet at times it still looked and felt (if not always sounded) like nature, with … Continue reading »

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Hiking Hong Kong Island

Hiking Hong Kong Island The night of arriving into HK and heading straight for the ‘fire dragon’ in Victoria Park, my two favorite Hong Kongers (Matt and Liz) and I resolved to get up the next day and celebrate their Moon Festival vacation day by heading outdoors to do some hiking. We headed onto one … Continue reading »

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