When my friend Petra asked me if we’d be up for camping over Chinese New Year, I was like “HELL YEAH!!! I LOVE CAMPING!!!” I was pumped. And so was the rest of the family. We’d been talking recently about a camping trip and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. To go with good friends, […]
On Saturday, we visited Tai O for the first time. Tai O is a charming(?), picturesque fishing village located on Lantau Island. It’s known for its stilt houses of old Southern Chinese fishing village tradition. And oh my are those stilt houses photogenic. They have a raw, rustic charm that lured me into taking a […]
Our Kyoto adventure continues. We visit the Kiyomizu-dera temple, the to-die-for Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Maruyama Park, the Chion-in temple and many other amazing sites in Kyoto. We take in some delish ramen and mingle with the locals. Man, Japan really is the best.
In the first day and a half in Kyoto, we saw Nijō Castle, Kinkaku Temple (the Golden Pavilion) and the Kyoto Gyoen park. We ate delicious food and enjoyed the peaceful Kyoto flow. Japan, we love you so much.
A short summary of the last week of my parents’ stay here in Hong Kong. It’s always so hard to say goodbye.
I’d been asking my parents when they were coming to visit us since we landed in Hong Kong. Not that I wasn’t used to going a stretch of time without seeing them, I’ve been doing that since I moved to Boston for college. But, even though I’ve been living far away from them for the past 2 […]
One of the many perks of being married to Peter, other than having a husband who can use his charm and accent (but mostly his accent) to persuade people, usually ladies but also men and always Americans) to give us an upgrade or a better table by the window and other than having someone who will […]
After enjoying a delicious breakfast of microwaved sausage patties, egg-like saucers and Dannon yogurt cups surrounded by very disappointed and forlorn looking Indian and German tourists at the Holiday Inn Express, we tore ourselves away from the sexy town of Elko, Nevada and drove 300 miles to my hometown of Pingree, Idaho. We arrived just […]
When we returned from Hong Kong, we only had a few weeks before Evan had to go back to school, and Peter was home with us for two of those. So we decided to make the most of our time and visit as much family as possible. And that meant, ROAD TRIP! And first stop […]
Lan Kwai Fong After my 3 weeks working in Singapore, I excitedly boarded a flight to Hong Kong to meet up with my family (which included my in-laws) who had arrived there 2 days prior. Let me take a quick min to give credit to Peter for not only holding it down at home for […]