Macau

Family guide: 48 hours in Macau

Macau is a great location for a trip away from Hong Kong - and it is easy to do with kids. All you need is a passport and some spare time! 1/ How to get there: Macau is just 65km and an hour ferry ride away. It is easy to reach via the frequent ferries… Continue reading Family guide: 48 hours in Macau

Macau

Macau: Museum of Macau

The Museum of Macau is based in the Fortress of Macau and shows the way of life and cultures of the various communities that have been inhabited the city for ages. It might be a bit of a walk to get there (especially through the tourist crowds at the St. Paul's ruins) but it is… Continue reading Macau: Museum of Macau

Macau

Macau: A-Ma Cultural Village

Another first for me... I've been to Macau many times, but have not explored Coloane much. So after visiting the Pandas at the Seac Pai Van Park, let's head up to the A-Ma Cultural Village via the free shuttle bus (otherwise it might be a 90 minute walk). The cultural complex on the hill top… Continue reading Macau: A-Ma Cultural Village

Macau

Macau: Giant Pandas

Did you know that Macau is home to four giant pandas? Not many people are aware of that, and so it was no surprise that when we went and visited one Wednesday in January 2019, hardly any people were visiting this great location. The pandas live in the Seac Pai Van Park, which is in… Continue reading Macau: Giant Pandas

HK Island, Restaurant Review

Mammy Pancake in Causeway Bay

My children love anything and everything that is sweet - and they are big fans of waffles and pancakes. Usually we don't have the time or patience to wait for our turn at the long queue at Mammy Pancake, but during the last few days we've been lucky: the queue was not too long and… Continue reading Mammy Pancake in Causeway Bay

HK Island, Sightseeing

Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

Technically this is not a secret, but practically it does not seem to be known much. The Wan Chai Ferry Pier has three levels – the first floor is the entry point to the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and the Star Ferry Harbour Tour. On the second floor is an event location and the… Continue reading Secret Rooftop Garden at the Wan Chai Ferry Pier

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hong Kong Forest Adventures

Two words: Outdoor playground. It should be so easy, but unfortunately it is not that easy here in Hong Kong. There are not many places that you can let your kids explore the surroundings and just play at a playground that is flexible, lets them independently choose what they do and learn to take/manage risks.… Continue reading Hong Kong Forest Adventures

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Ark Eden in Mui Wo

We've been to Mui Wo several times in the past, but we've never been to Ark Eden. This is an outdoor camp, in the mountains of Lantau. Actually, not sure if I should call it a camp - it is much more than that. The team running it does much more than taking out city… Continue reading Ark Eden in Mui Wo

HK Island, Kowloon, Sightseeing

Star Ferry Harbour Tour

This is quite fun for kids - you get to ride on a special Star Ferry (the 'Shining Star') across the Harbour for about an hour. You can side inside in the cool a/c room or outside at the front or back, and watch Hong Kong Island and Kowloon go past you. We're great fans… Continue reading Star Ferry Harbour Tour