Category Archives: Hong Kong

Wander Pi Wednesdays: Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Located between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria Harbour is one of the largest harbours in the world and is considered to be the lifeline of Hong Kong. Home to the historic Star Ferries, various cruise liners, cargo ships, and wooden junk boats, the port is always bustling with life and is never still. Literally known as the ‘fragrant harbour,’ the harbour is the pulsing heart of this vibrant city and has long played an intricate role in the development of Hong Kong. From here, the famous skyline can be witnessed in all its beauty and grandeur.

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Wander Pi Wednesdays: Hong Kong’s Nan Lian Garden

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Hong Kong is home to over seven million people and is considered to be one of the most densely populated places in the world, yet there are still spots of serenity hidden amongst the giant concrete skyscrapers and hordes of people that dominate this city. This photo was taken at the Nan Lian Garden. The garden is classically Chinese, located in Diamond Hill, it offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city’s busy streets. The garden’s Pavilion of Absolute Perfection is truly perfect and a tranquil sight to behold in such a modern arena.

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Wander Pi Wednesdays: A Tiffany’s Christmas

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

In keeping with the festive season, I’d like to share one of my favorite Christmas photos. This photo was taken in the winter of 2012 at Hong Kong’s Statue Square. Every year, there is a different themed Christmas tree on display within the square. I found the tree of 2012 to be particularly stunning. The Tiffany’s design was quite unique and very popular with locals and tourists alike that year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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A Place Called Home

There’s a popular quote that says, “home is where the heart is.” If so, my heart must be scattered about several different places. I tend to agree more with the phrase, “home is where the head lays.” It’s simple and just makes more sense to me. For I have the tendency to fall in love with nearly every place I visit or live.

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As travelers and expats living abroad, we’re constantly seeking the new and unfamiliar. We’re always dreaming of our new next destination and big adventure. Our homes back home (where we’re born and raised) no longer challenge or excite us. Thus, we travel and live abroad to experience something new, to lay our head down in someplace strange and foreign. We travel to seek knowledge and to immerse ourselves in the local culture. To imagine it’s our home even just for a day. The more we wander the more we realize home can be just about anywhere. We realize that most people around the world are genuinely kind and want the same things out of life.

Yet, there are still moments even in our lives when we seek the familiarity and comfort of our own beds, whether it be Hong Kong, South Korea, or the United States. The place where the majority of the things we currently own reside. In reality though, we know these places won’t be home forever and we’re okay with that. As long as we can live, love, laugh, and explore, home is possible anywhere.

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However, we often need to remind ourselves to stay in touch with our family and friends in their homes back home. In the end, we may travel far and wide, but it’s important to stay connected with our loved ones because family and friendship is more than a home. What’s the point of having experiences if you don’t have anyone to share them with. Even though our heads may lay in different places and where we call home is not the same, we must take the time to say hello, exchange our thoughts, share our experiences, and say how much we care.

I’ve been living in Asia for nearly four years now and I’m still loving every minute of it. Hong Kong is currently where I lay my head. It’s the place I call home at this moment in time.

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I started this blog in order to have an avenue to write about the amazing places I’ve been and to share my own thoughts and insights about these incredible places. I hope you enjoy!