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

Review: Samsen

Samsen is our long-time favourite Thai restaurant. It is run by Chef Adam Cliff, who left Chachawan, in late 2015 to open this place. Samsen is everything but your average Thai. It is intimate and small (with only 35 seats, some at the counter) and the menu focuses mainly on boat noodles, stir fries and snacks… Continue reading Review: Samsen

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, Indoor Playroom

Wise Kids Playroom

This post has been long overdue - the Wise Kids Playroom is one of our favourite hangout places. It is what I would call 'a typical German kindergarten' setting with lovely wooden toys and furniture, and so much to choose from! Where shall I start? The Wise Kids Playroom is on the 20th floor of… Continue reading Wise Kids Playroom

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Events & Festivals, HK Island

Exquisite Christmas miniatures at Times Square

I love the Christmas decorations across Hong Kong, every shopping mall tries to outdo the others - and this time one of my and my children's favourites is the Exquisite Christmas exhibition at Hong Kong Times Square. It is free of charge, runs from 10am to 10pm until January 1, 2019 and is a beautiful… Continue reading Exquisite Christmas miniatures at Times Square

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