Hong Kong Here We Come

Holidays! Yes, we’re going on holidays and for the first time in three years we’re heading overseas.

Hong Kong from The Peak

Hong Kong from The Peak

We’re off to Hong Kong for 10 days for the first time in 12 years. Hong Kong holds a very special place in my heart. It was my first overseas destination back in 1988. Then 20 years ago today, my husband and I went to Hong Kong for our Honeymoon. At the time we were about to relocate to the Solomon Islands for three years when we returned so just enjoyed our break. But after our stint in the Solomons we were offered a posting in, you guessed it, Hong Kong.

The view from our apartment in Hong Kong

The view from our apartment in Hong Kong

We had three wonderful years there with the highlight of our time being the birth of our daughter. Now 14 years old, we can’t wait to take her back and show her around her place of birth. There will tears, I have no doubt! And there will be recreating a few scenes like those in this post.

Hong Kong Park amidst the high rise

Hong Kong Park amidst the high rise

We are all very excited. Hong Kong changed so rapidly whilst we lived there so I can’t imagine the changes that will have taken place in the past 12 years. Disneyland, for one, was just being built when we were there. I believe the harbour has shrunk yet again with more buildings being built infront of those on the waterfront back in 2002. But the buzz will still be there and the excitement of a city that never sleeps.

Shopping for baby clothes in Stanley Market

Shopping for baby clothes in Stanley Market

Apart from recreating some scenes and visiting favourite haunts, I have a long list of interiors shops as well as restaurants and hotels to check out the fit outs. I have created a Google Map and plotted everything on it so when we are in an area I have a ready reckoner of places to go and things to see in the area.

Waiting patiently

Waiting patiently

Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for daily updates of our travels and I’ll be sure to fill you in on the details when we return.

The only park in Hong Kong with grass

The only park in Hong Kong with grass

I’m off to pack.

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