Hong Kong 2016-20
Exploring HK ⇔ (Clicking on photos reveals the entire caption and often makes them bigger.)
See a remarkable live view of Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour by visiting EarthTV’s HK page.
We moved to Hong Kong at the end of August 2015, to help lead a charity. Most Americans have no idea how diverse and international HK is, so this post seeks to introduce our friends to this cosmopolitan city. I’ll pull many of the photos from our blog; the captions “move” with the pictures, so the captions might not make perfect sense here. (Sorry!) But I think you’ll enjoy the visit.
And if you want to see where we lived, check our HK apartment page.
February 26, 2016
Vivian and I spend a lot of time in our office, so we love every chance we get to be “out and about” with friends and associates. Feb 25-26 gave us the rare opportunity to be with a relative–Michael’s cousin spent about 26 hours with us, on her way from the Philippines back to the US. We had a simply wonderful time showing her around, and we hope you enjoy this photo-introduction to what she saw.
April 29, 2016
Away from the busy city, HK is also a collection of islands. Some changed little as the city grew. In April, the “heat index” passed 100 degrees F (39 C), reminding us that we’d better act soon if we wanted to see “the other parts” of Hong Kong before sweat became a deterrence. Lamma Island seemed like a good place to start.
First, we discovered that the ferry schedules posted online are useless; even the schedule posted at the dock changed while we were there (they canceled the 12:30 return trip). Unfortunately, a dragon and lion also held us up on the return to the dock (see below), or we would have made the noon sailing. But in between arrival and departure, we walked to a beach and were later reminded of muscles we don’t use much at our desks! We saw more “nature” than we normally see in Mongkok, too, though most of the “walk” wound through a village obviously popular with those who like over-priced meals. Back in Central HK, we treated ourselves to real British “fish and chips” before returning to Mongkok. All in all, it was a nice way to spend a few hours together outside the office for a change.
For the sake of introducing friends to Hong Kong, I’ll copy more photos here from our 2018 blog. (Remember that the captions may have more sense in their original location.)
We moved back to the US in 2019, returning for a conference in early 2020. Here are a few more photos. (Again, captions from our blogs might not make perfect sense here.)
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