Spooky! Ocean Park Halloween Fest

With the Halloween season kicking off, Eric and I headed down to Ocean Park Halloween Fest to check out what’s on offer – and boy were we in for a real treat!  Revamped with spooky decorations to set the mood, the atmosphere was still family-friendly throughout daytime. All the regular attractions were open as per usual. Come afternoon and you will find some characters here and there slowly cropping up into the scene. This was a great opportunity to...

Tai Hang: Dance of the Fire Dragon

A 67 metre long dragon lit up with 72,000 incense sticks dancing around the street at night… if there’s a festival in Hong Kong not be missed, it’s definitely the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance. Every year the Fire Dragon Dance takes place for three consecutive nights down the streets of Tai Hang over mid-autumn festival – but how did this unique event start? To find out we need to rewind and go 130...

Jingshan Park: The Best View of Forbidden City

If you’re anything like us and you’re a sucker for a beautiful view then we suggest you give Jingshan Park a look – undoubtedly you will find the best view of Forbidden City here! Throughout the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, the park was a private imperial garden reserved only for the emperor and his family. We arrived early in the morning right on queue for the opening time as we came directly from...

Exploring the Great Beijing

Exploring Beijing was one of our top priorities before making the decision the move back to Hong Kong, and last month’s trip to the capital far exceeded our prior expectations. Admittedly untill 2008, China was never on my travel radar. Heralding from a Chinese background I very naively thought Hong Kong and China were similar…how wrong could I have been! I vividly remember the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and much like the...

Wuyishan: Bamboo Rafting Down Jiuqu River

Rising out of the northern border of Fujian, Wuyishan (武夷山) maps some of the most impressive mountain landscapes in South-East China. The National Nature Reserve is home to an abundance of lush vegetation and towering red sandstones, giving it its recognition as a UNESCO site in 1999 as part of the world’s natural and cultural heritage. Flowing amongst the vast greenery and deep canyons is Jiuqu River (九曲溪), the heart and soul of Wuyi....

The Tower in the Sky: Nanling National Forest Park

Grandad: I’m going to Nanling next week Eric + Sarah: Thats cool, where’s that? Grandad: China…want to come? Eric + Sarah: Ok And that guys is how we decided to go to Nanling…or so we thought. In fact we weren’t travelling to Nanling but instead the Nanling National Forest Park! The park is found in Ruyuan County, part of the Guangdong Province. An important difference as Nanling is 1,137km north of where we were actually going, roughly...

Top 7 Street Foods in Macau

Macau is often dubbed as the “Vegas of the East”, and rightly so considering that it is home to some of the most extravagant casinos and hotels in Asia. But those like me, who simply lack the luck or the mathematical intelligence to win big shouldn’t be too disappointed. Exploring any back street and little roads in the Macau Peninsula and you will discover that Macau is full of delicious street foods! Money better-spent in my opinion! As a...

3 reasons why we moved abroad

At the time of writing this post we find ourselves on a plane on our way back to the UK… No folks this isn’t the end of our adventure (sorry Mum!). It was just cheaper to purchase a return flight over a one way and also gave us an escape route in case Hong Kong just wasn’t right for us. As the cabin crew switched off the main lights in the plane leaving a trail...

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