What a difference a year makes. In 2019 we were in the throes of First Year Frustrations and Expat End of Year Itus. In contrast, 2020 and the speedy spread of the coronavirus has blindsided pretty much everyone, everywhere on the planet. Travel and Covid-19 really are a match made in the seventh circle of… Continue reading Hong Kong Travel during Covid-19
With the outbreak of the corona virus, how has life in Hong Kong has been disrupted? And is it just a typhoon in a tea cup or the end of the world as we know it?
Expat Pass the Parcel is officially closed and we have three lucky winners. Please watch the live draw below to find out if it's YOU. Is it you? I hope it's you. Apologies in advance for any name mispronunciations. I don't normally sound so croaky either, too much cheering at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens… Continue reading Find out who our Expat Pass the Parcel Winners Are
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
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
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 On why Hong Kong Living is A Squash and A Squeeze
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 Experiencing Hong Kong’s Super Typhoon Mangkhut
This photo first appeared on the post Johannesburg's Top Hikes. Credit Becci Monge. What do I mean by untethered and what on earth has expat life got to do with camping? Expats often talk about feeling like they are in limbo. Much of the limbo feeling is to do with the uncertainty that accompanies an impending… Continue reading Untethered Expats: On how Expat Life is like Camping