Three days back from Hong Kong and I'm feeling marginally better than I did Friday, which was a total beast, could barely get off the sofa so it's a good thing someone invented the remote control eons ago (okay, in my lifetime, but still). My limited goals for the day included a grocery store run, … Continue reading Lazy, jet-lagged weekend and Cristiano’s Spinach Salad with Warm Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
You'll get lots of advice on Hong Kong about what to see and do so I don't want to replicate any of that. But here is some very simple advice for travelers who are interested in going outside the touristy main stream area of Hong Kong Island or Tsim Sha Tsui in Southern Kowloon (unless of … Continue reading Simple Hong Kong
It drives me batty when males leave up the toilet seat. Seriously batty. I would say it’s my “number one rule” to put down the toilet seat, but really, I have so many rules for my family that it’d be hard to determine which is number one. At any rate, it probably started the same … Continue reading Regarding toilets.
Another wonderful day on Hong Kong. Another wonderful, rich adventure. And what I realized a couple of years ago on my trip through Reno played-out here, as well: one can't seek an adventure without actually having an adventure, and an adventure never looks in my mind the way it finally happens. That is the adventure. That … Continue reading Po Lin Monastary, Tai O and Julia’s “Triple Lanterns Cafe”
We've had incredible food this week and very, very low prices eating local. I can't say eating "like" a local in this city with such high poverty it's staggering--I can't imagine that someone running a shop 12 hours a day has that much time to eat out. In fact, the Hong Kong government released a Poverty … Continue reading Open Rice for your dining adventures
My dream first breakfast in a place like this? Dim sum. It's all over the place. Fortunately for me, Luke has been around enough in the past three months to know the areas with cheap but over-the-top dim sum in Mong Kok, which has become, as I'm learning, his favorite neighborhood for its bustle and … Continue reading Journey to the West, Eight Precepts Pig and Dim Sum
Today has been rough starting with only about two hours of real sleep in 48 hours, followed by losing one VERY EXPENSIVE iPhone upon arrival at our last stop at Hong Kong International Airport (and I just purchased a new case & screen cover, so those are gone, too). I exited the airport fatigued with … Continue reading Korean dinner in Hong Kong