Hong Kong

Travel to Asia: A new understanding–Hong Kong

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With this series, we re-introduce our Soulful Travel Guide, Becky Burns. It’s been awhile since her words have tickled our pages, but she’s back! Becky retired in 2017, lives in Florida, and continues to travel widely. Join her on this insightful and heartfelt review of a trip to Asia. You’ll love it!

Travel to Asia: A new understanding–Hong Kong

History Comes Alive in Hong Kong

by Sandy Bornstein / May 04, 2018 /
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A two-day trip to a mega city, with a preponderance of excellent attractions, can be overwhelming. With jet lag slowing my pace, coupled with intermittent rain dissuading outdoor activities, I set aside one day to learn about Hong Kong’s history. The best place to begin my adventure was at the Hong Kong Museum of History. This museum was established in 1975 “to preserve and promote the historical and cultural heritage of Hong Kong.” 

Freezing in Honkers? You must be Bonkers!

Now I must admit, planning didn't start well - and I always plan. I had 10 days planned with my family in Hong Kong, and I punched in the place on my iPad for my Weather channel to provide me with a day by day assessment. So imagine my astonishment when I read a range of 7 to 16 Centigrade (44-57 Fahrenheit). It is supposed to be tropical, typhoons, yes, mist and fog, lots of rain, sure, but abject cold? I'd have to pack jumpers, gloves; what rigmarole!

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Hong Kong

by Stacey Ebert / May 04, 2015 /
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A decade ago, one of my childhood friends moved to Asia. Instantly, I knew I’d visit. Little did I know I’d have my first ‘official’ date with my husband here, visit almost every two years and fall in love with the city she has chosen to call home. Hong Kong is an amalgamation of cultures, a spectacle of lights, a convergence of old and new - and runs on a pace all its own.