The Terror of Tolo Harbour

    You've surely heard of the Loch Ness monster and Big Foot?  Now you can add the Terror of Tolo to that list. Tolo Every day we look out over Hong Kong's Tolo harbour.  It's peaceful and picturesque.  An enormous statue of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy watches over us from the across … Continue reading The Terror of Tolo Harbour

The Expat Pass the Parcel COMPETITION

 Expat Pass the Parcel?  Read on to find out how you can enter this brilliant competition and win a mystery prize.    The Expat NetworkThey say there are only 6 degrees of separation between us.  For expats I'm sure it’s less.  Maybe more like 2.5 degrees.  That's because we are connected by the mysterious and … Continue reading The Expat Pass the Parcel COMPETITION

Kung Hei Fat Choy: Happy Chinese New Year

  Happy Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) or Kung Hei Fat Choy as they say in Hong Kong. In recent days the city has been a riot of festive colour.  Red and gold, gold and red. Battle of the Bouquets Flowers and plants are integral to giving your home a festive … Continue reading Kung Hei Fat Choy: Happy Chinese New Year

Hong Kong Living, A Squash and A Squeeze (minus the livestock)

Hong Kong is an exciting city.  It's completely different to anywhere else we've lived. There are things that we like, things that we love and things we're still getting used to.  One of the biggest adjustments when moving from almost anywhere else in the world to Hong Kong  is the bijou nature of the accommodation. … Continue reading Hong Kong Living, A Squash and A Squeeze (minus the livestock)

What was Hong Kong’s Biggest Super Typhoon Mangkhut like?

On our expat travels we've experienced a few hairy moments. There have been riots, petrol shortages, a political coup, contentious elections, minor earthquakes and an unexpectedly severe hail storm in Johannesburg. Now we can add Super Typhoon to the list. Toto, we are DEFINITELY not in Joburg any more. Typhoon Mangkhut blasted through Hong Kong on … Continue reading What was Hong Kong’s Biggest Super Typhoon Mangkhut like?