Browsing Category

Hong Kong

Asia, Hong Kong, Travel

Camping in Hong Kong

22nd December 2016

It sure is beautiful out there and camping in Hong Kong made us realize that this place still has an untouched wilderness!

If you are looking to get away from the city why not pitch your tent in the soft white sand and wake up to the beautiful views of Long Ke Wan.

Camping at Long Ke Wan Continue Reading…

Hong Kong, Travel

Photos from Hong Kong

5th December 2016

When people ask us what is was like living and teaching in Hong Kong, I cannot find the right words to describe it.

How do you explain the smell on the streets? Or the old lady that always smiled as she packed up her flower shop after a day’s work? How do you explain walking around, on a Sunday, with Filipino ladies sitting in their cardboard cubicles singing songs and cooking food?
Because Hong Kong is such a crazy city with mini escapes, temples in the middle of the mountains, botanical gardens, hidden restaurants, tiny flats and huge skyscrapers, it’s probably a bit easier to try and sum up our experience visually. (You can also check out our Hong Kong video over here) Continue Reading…

Asia, Hong Kong, Inspiration, Personal Notes, Travel

Becoming a TEFL teacher

26th October 2015

I know I haven’t written on this blog for a while but the last few months have been a whirlwind of experiences. Teaching English, although tons of fun, sure keeps you on your toes! 🙂

Becoming a TEFL teacher seemed like a dream out of my reach. For the past three years I have been reading blogs and forums of people traveling the world and teaching English. I wanted to jump into every photo and experience everyone’s journeys for myself, but I never had the guts to actually do it. Continue Reading…

Asia, Hong Kong, Travel

Living abroad: South Africa to Hong Kong

4th October 2015

It’s been about two months since we set foot on this foreign land. Wow! What a ride this year has been!
We have backpacked through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for two months, danced in the karoo at AfrikaBurn and now we are living abroad in Hong Kong!

About a year ago we made the decision that we wanted to move abroad. We were craving a change and a new adventure. By the way, I turned 30 this year! EEEEEEEEK!!!! (I just wanted you to know that you are NEVER too old to make the changes in your life that you need)

The building where we live

The building where we live

Continue Reading…

Asia, Hong Kong, Travel

Hong Kong to Macau

1st September 2015

As we rolled into 2015, we never thought that we would find ourselves standing in another UNESCO world heritage site in Macau! A one day trip from Hong Kong is definitely worth a visit!

From Hong Kong, the ferry ride to Macau takes about an hour. There are a few ferry services that you can book through, but we opted for TurboJet. Their service was excellent and with ferries leaving every 15 minutes, there is no need to worry about trips being sold out. Continue Reading…

Hong Kong, Travel

Exploring Mong Kok

15th August 2015

We have been hearing a lot about Mong Kok since we arrived in Hong Kong. Our flat mates told us that it’s the best place for bargain shopping and something that every new “Honker” needs to experience. So we decided to check it out. (On a Saturday might I add! Probably the busiest day for shopping! 😉 ) Continue Reading…

Asia, Hong Kong, Travel

Hong Kong: First impressions

2nd August 2015

You can spend months researching a country or city, but you will never really know what it is like until you actually go there yourself.

This is what is was like for us with Hong Kong. We did tons of research online by reading blogs, watching YouTube videos and going through the Lonely Planet guidebooks. We are going to live in a whole new country for one year, so we had to make sure we knew what to expect. Continue Reading…