Category Archives: Hong Kong 10/14

Reading the news

It is so weird to get back home, finding the time to read the news about the protests in Hong Kong and then realizing ‘we were just there’ …

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Plane Sleeper

This was a pretty rare happening: Julius fell asleep before take off and slept through the whole flight. I guess lack of in-flight entertainment system did it. When I woke him up (after landing), he was grumpy that he had … Continue reading

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Leaving to the airport

They have free wifi on the bus (and actually working well, not like this crap wifi at Dubai Airport) … this might be my first blog update posted from a bus!

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… and he practiced every day!

The trip is coming to an end and we are flying back tomorrow. I am very happy that we managed to get his violin practice into our busy schedule every day!

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Dialogue in the Dark

Today we headed up to Nob Hill and after checking out the Lai Chi Kok Park (Milk and Donut for breakfast) we visited the Dialogue in the Dark Experience. Not easy to describe, but I will give it a try: … Continue reading

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A symphony of light

Although we have seen the wonderful HK skyline plenty of times, we have not made it to the 8PM light show A Symphony of Light until today. Unsurprisingly, the viewing areas are packed, but Julius secured a spot for himself … Continue reading

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Ngong Ping 360 / Tian Tan Buddha

Today’s adventure was taking the MTR all the way out to Lantau Island … … where we boarded this fantastic cable car (see how they built it) and soared 25 minutes through the air with in a glass bottom gondola … Continue reading

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Cable car ride back to Tung Chung [Hyperlapse]

Today we took the cable car to visit the Big Buddha on Lantau Island and on the return trip we were so fortunate to get a crystal cabin all to ourselves. This way I did not disturb anyone making this … Continue reading

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Ocean Park Gallery

Finally came around to sort through the pictures of our visit 3 days ago and post them on smugmug … needs still a bit of cleaning up, no idea why smugmug rotates some of the pics that were ok before … Continue reading

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Peking Duck

Tonight we feasted on Peking Duck at a place nearby called ‘Spring Deer‘ (why not Spring Duck? No idea) with a lovely couple (Flora and Michael) who I had found on Facebook and who had been very helpful with ideas … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Museum of Science

Oh, I had so many fun things lined up for today (3 museums and an observation platform), but I did not expect that the HK Science Museum would fascinate a 10-year-old for 4 hours solid! The museum is spread out … Continue reading

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Exploring Mong Kok, HK

Mong Kok is known for it’s extensive shopping markets (trinkets, cheap touristy t-shirts and ‘stuff’), sneaker street (one street devoted to sports shoes), several computer centers, but currently it is also one of the last 3 remaining active protest sites. … Continue reading

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Evening in Causeway, HK

As if our day was not long enough already… The bus from the park dropped us again at Tin Hau, wich either is in, or close by Causeway and it looked ok on the map to walk from there to … Continue reading

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Fun packed day at Ocean Park, HK

Another action packed day and I have way too many photos and lots of details to share, but I am dead tired and will do a little digest and eventually I will get around to give this post the full … Continue reading

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First day part 2

Of course we did not join the protests actively. But when you pass through center on foot, you cannot avoid the crowds. It is so peaceful and cheerful that it reminded me on occasion more of a Sunday in Ginza, … Continue reading

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