Hotel Review: Tongyuan Hotel in Changsha, China

We stayed here for one night on Sept 13, 2017 for our first night in Changsha, China.  We got to the hotel at 9 p.m. and checked in.  We were in room 1301.

We got one room key which electronically unlocked the door and displayed a blue smiley face.  It was so cute!

Inside the room, we had two double beds.  The room was huge and so Continue reading

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Peking Duck Wrap at Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger HK airport

Pret a Manger located at Arrivals Hall A, Arrivals Level (L5) at Hong Kong International Airport

September 28, 2017:

Sandi had asked me about Pret a Manger in preparation for her trip to Asia next year.  There was a Pret a Manger in the Hong Kong airport that she wanted to visit because she wanted to try the Peking Duck Wrap again.

I’d never been to this popular Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

 child on plastic rhino

Window of the World, China. August 2009

I was going to post a more typical photo of something that relates to “scale” this week but this photo caught my eye as I was browsing all my thousands of photos.  This photo shows scale too!  Look at how cute and small that little boy is compared to the plastic fake rhino and its baby.  Also spot the pink shopping bag to the left and its size. 😀   Continue reading

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Healthy Drinks and Herbal Jelly from Hung Fook Tong

Hung Fook Tong healthy drinks

Hung Fook Tong located at many various locations all around Hong Kong

September 27, 2017:

After almost three weeks of enjoying their healthy drinks, here is a brief blog post about it.  Hung Fook Tong is a company that specializes in selling healthy drinks and herbal jelly.  Apparently, they are the biggest retailer and distributor in Hong Kong of such items.  They are located in stores such as shopping malls as well as many MTR stations which makes it so easy to pick up a drink when commuting and shuttling from MTR station to MTR Continue reading

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Dim Sum Galore at Chiuchow Garden in Shatin

Chiuchow Garden dim sum menu

Chiuchow Garden located at Shop 801B, 8/F., New Town Plaza I, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin in Hong Kong

September 27, 2017:

For dim sum today with relatives, we went to Chiuchow Garden (潮庭) in Sha Tin New Town Plaza.  I’ve been there for dinner for sure but uncertain whether I had been here for dim sum and whether it had been blogged before.  Thus, here is a brief recap through mostly photos of what we Continue reading

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Upscale Lunch Buffet at Yamm at The Mira Hong Kong

Yamm at The Mira Hong Kong buffet

Yamm located at The Mira Hong Kong, G/F,, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong

September 26, 2017:  Today, we dined with our travel buddies again for a lunch buffet at the Yamm at The Mira Hong Kong Hotel.  There was a deal where if you had four people, the fifth person was free.  We had six people together so it was still kind of a nice deal.

We arrived promptly at the posh hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui at 12 p.m.  The buffet restaurant called Yamm was actually Continue reading

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Sashimi Set at Restaurant Osaka in Tsim Sha Tsui

Restaurant Osaka sashimi

Restaurant Osaka located at Ashley Mansion, 10-14 Ashley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong

September 25, 2017:

For our 2017 meetup, Carson took me to Restaurant Osaka (大阪日本料理) for dinner.  It’s located in Tsim Sha Tsui near Carnarvon Road and Nathan Road and also very close to the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.

It was a Continue reading

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