Category Archive: hong kong

2 Weeks in China

Want to visit China but don’t think you have enough time? Follow in my footsteps and you’ll be amazed at how much you can see with just 2 weeks in China! China is seriously big and you could spend years traveling within the country and not see everything. I am giving you the exact itinerary I used …

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Experiencing the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

When I arrived in Hong Kong on October 25th, 2014 I had no idea what to expect. I was hoping that the Occupy Hong Kong protests would be over by the time I got there, but they weren’t. I was staying in Mongkok, which was home to one of the biggest protest sites. Would it …

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2014- A Year in Travel

2014 was a great travel year for me, racking up travel in 7 new countries and several cities within the US. January: Oslo, Norway Late last year, Norwegian Air started new routes from the US to Europe and the airfare was dirt cheap. Although I only had a few vacation days saved up, my husband …

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Chinese Reflections

Oh, China, what an interesting place you are. You were everything I thought you would be, both good and bad. You were difficult, dirty, overwhelming and amazing all at the same time. I wouldn’t change you for the world (well, maybe your air quality). Midday sun in Beijing. Sort of depressing, eh? I felt that …

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Paradise Found: Hong Kong!

I just got back from a whirlwind weekend trip to Hong Kong.  All I can say is WOW! First, I’ll start by pointing out all the bad things about Hong Kong.1. The air was terrible.  In fact, this past weekend was some of the worst air pollution in Hong Kong history.2. I don’t live there.3…..there is …

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