Hong Kong

Interview with Moving East

I'm sure that many of my readers know the feeling of packing your bags and moving to another country... so you can probably relate to Deborah and her blog Moving East, where she chronicles the adventures of an established Canadian couple who moved from Ottawa to Hong Kong. I smile when I read her observations… Continue reading Interview with Moving East

Hong Kong

Interview with bluebalu

No, it's not an April joke. It's true. It's time for another interview. This time, it's with myself: bluebalu. Isn't that unusual and a bit too self-centred? Hold on, let me explain. I did not do this interview with myself and for myself. And no, I am not two or more people in one... however,… Continue reading Interview with bluebalu

Hong Kong

Interview with Inspiring Passions

Blog readers, meet Helen. Helen, meet my blog readers. Today, I'm interviewing Helen from Inspiring Passions - a blog that I just recently stumbled upon, after I was searching for some info on the coffee places that have opened on Swatow Street (not just The Cupping Room, but also Veygo Cafe and Manson's Lot as… Continue reading Interview with Inspiring Passions

Hong Kong

Interview with HKFiles

It's Monday morning... and time for another blog interview. Today, let's meet with Julienne aka Yeni R from HKFiles, who writes about life in Hong Kong. Her blog is home to a mix of food reviews, hikes and attractions - so it's quite similar to my blog, but what I do love about her blog… Continue reading Interview with HKFiles

HK Island, Hong Kong

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 2

After yesterday's post about the dragon getting ready, it's time to show the dragon in full swing! The only problem with that is that there were too many people on Wun Sha road (and we had not queued up for hours), so once it was 9pm and the dragon was dancing, there was no way… Continue reading Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 2

HK Island, Hong Kong

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 1

Celebrating mid-autumn here in Hong Kong really is great - there are lots of beautiful lantern decorations everywhere and the choice of moon cakes is almost mind-blowing. But the most beautiful and amazing part of the celebrations is the Fire Dragon Dance in Tin Hau. It is only on three nights per year - this… Continue reading Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2013 – Part 1

Hong Kong

Ghost Month in Hong Kong

Last week of one my regular hiking fellows commented that he won't join my next night hikes. I asked him why, and he said that the ghost month is coming up and he believes you should not be out in the wildlife at night time. The ghost month started yesterday (August 7, 2013), it falls… Continue reading Ghost Month in Hong Kong

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong, New Territories

Fabergé exhibition in Hong Kong

For the first time ever in Hong Kong, Fabergé eggs are on display. The Moscow Kremlin Museums and Fersman Mineralogical Museum of Russia have loaned four eggs and more than 200 other items created by the famous master jeweller and goldsmith, Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), to the Heritage Museum. The exhibition spotlights more than 200… Continue reading Fabergé exhibition in Hong Kong

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Andy Warhol exhibition in Hong Kong

It's the last day of '15 Minutes eternal' in Hong Kong today, which was the largest ever collection of Andy Warhol's work in Asia. The exhibition marked the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death and is part of an Asia wide tour, heading next to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. I finally managed to visit the Hong… Continue reading Andy Warhol exhibition in Hong Kong


Photography: Traditional wedding in Tokyo

Immediately after we entered Meiji Jingu we saw a wedding procession walking across the shrine area. We stopped to take some pictures. As we turned around, we noticed the wedding procession walking back - and we took more pictures. Only when we arrived back home did I notice this was not the same wedding procession… Continue reading Photography: Traditional wedding in Tokyo