Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

st. patricks day 2011

there was a visitor. i'm pretty sure it was a leprechaun

same as last year. i'm glad he still knows his way to our home in singapore.

he left a trick and some gold.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

HONG KONG

Things to remember about HK.

The subway was AMAZING! Zooming everywhere with this transportation was so easy. I only caught a cab once the whole time.

Alleys everywhere! I guess I just noticed it because we walked so much.

I love being in the city and feeling all of the excitement and energy. It's chaos and I couldn't get enough!

Being gone for five days and knowing my boys were well taken care of. THANK YOU Jessie Wagner and Ben Hancock for babysitting.

Steve, you're the best husband ever! I'll always call when I land to spare you a heart attack...or at least facebook it. ;p Thank you for allowing me to go. Oh, and also for cutting Rhett's hair. Seriously? It was bad.

HONG KONG : sights

Star Ferry ride from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon


Light show and Avenue of the Stars



Clock Tower

Tram Ride up to Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak wasn't so impressive with the smog and creepy guy wanting to hang out with me for the day.

Man Mo Temple



Got my palm read

Pottinger Street at the Midlevels

Saturday, March 12, 2011

HONG KONG : the food

It was good!

Belle Nef took us to Dim Sum at Maxim's Palace City Hall. It's a gorgeous ballroom with crystal chandeliers and ladies pushing around carts of goodness.


Danielle even tried webbed duck feet! I was not that adventurous.

Located in Soho, and serving delicious Thai|Vietnamese food, Soho Spice is a place NOT to be missed.

They have the most amazing mango sticky rice I've ever tasted!

Thank you Jonna for all the great recommendations and tips! She knows her stuff! Check out her website for lots of great travel info and stunning pictures.

Stopped in a packed hole-in-the-wall shop and shared a table with a few strangers to get this yummy dessert.


On my day solo, I went out to Stanley to enjoy the HK coast, browse the market, and enjoy one last meal at Lucy's. The perfect way to end a great trip!

Friday, March 11, 2011

HONG KONG : markets and shopping



there seems to be streets associated with certain themes. the street from our hotel to the trains were lined with home goods. it was fun to window shop.



night market

this city never stops. it's 10.30pm and the night's still young.







the jade market was a fun way to try out my bargaining skeelz.



quik for life!