HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

Deep Water Bay is not the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong - but it is so easy to reach. It is just on the other side of the Aberdeen tunnel, and takes less than 15 minutes to reach from Causeway Bay. Minibus 40 is a quick and good option, otherwise taxis will take you… Continue reading Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Sightseeing

Exploring Stanley

We love to go to Stanley on the weekend - we usually go there in the afternoon, take the kids and just stroll down the water promenade. We start by walking through the market, but usually we do not buy anything (except if we are looking for Chinese New Year costumes for the kids) and… Continue reading Exploring Stanley

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

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

HK Island

Second hand clothes: Greenladies and Greenlittle

Yes, this is a second-hand store - but what a cool one! Greenladies and Greenlittle is a store on the first floor in the CC Wu Building in Wan Chai and is part of the St. James' Settlement. It is the first Greenladies shop that includes a second hand section for little ones, and it has lots of… Continue reading Second hand clothes: Greenladies and Greenlittle

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Sightseeing

City Gallery Museum

City Gallery is an exhibition centre about the planning and development of Hong Kong. It is located at Edinburgh Place in Central - and I only stumbled upon it by sheer luck. We went to see a photography exhibition at the City Hall and that's when we noticed the City Gallery next door. It is… Continue reading City Gallery Museum

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

Probably everyone knows of or has been to Repulse Bay Beach - but what many people don't know is that there are two quieter beaches close by. One is Middle Bay Beach and the other one is South Bay Beach. What I like about these beaches is that they are much quieter, the water is… Continue reading Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

HK Island, Indoor Playroom

Planet J Kids Indoor Playroom

One of the newer indoor playrooms in Hong Kong is inside the shopping mall Windsor House in Causeway Bay. It is called Planet J Kids and is located on Floor 13. On the one hand this is very convenient in the heart of the shopping district, but of course, on the other hand this means… Continue reading Planet J Kids Indoor Playroom