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Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 13

Hitting week 13’s posting includes a mid-term break from school and an upcoming visit to Thailand, a visit to see pink dolphins, and a trip up to The Peak.
I was happy to visit another bookstore- this one called Dymocks up at the Peak shopping area. This one was lovely with numerous displays of picture books. I also enjoyed the amazing views up at the Peak. I could have done without the line waiting for the tram but it wasn’t as bad as some other lines we’ve stood in. We enjoyed a boat trip with a company called Hong Kong Dolphinwatch Ltd. (They share fantastic images on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/hkdolphinwatch?fref=ts) I honestly can’t stand being on water, so it took a while for me to be comfortable on the boat. I did love relaxing and watching the dolphins, especially seeing so many dolphins and offspring, special time. At the same time that I enjoyed the dolphin watch, their plight was always on my mind. Please go to the Hong Kong Dolphin Watch webpage for more information: http://www.hkdolphinwatch.com

(Even before I watched the movie The Cove, things do not sit well for me in terms of animals in ocean parks, aquariums, zoos, etc. Actually going out to see wild dolphins was lovely.) We also visited a few restaurants, pictures included, and found it amusing to see a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant up in The Peak shopping center. I’ve learned that The Hard Rock Cafe is in multiple locations as well.

I was quite honored to write a post on Hong Kong transitions for Nerdy Book Club, this includes my latest reflections on living in Hong Kong.
http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/the-hong-kong-post-by-debbie-alvarez/

So, I’m popping pictures into a slideshow again and also displaying them into the bottom of this post, this style keeps me from getting burned out posting each week! Note- the trees with concrete around them= fascinating way of preventing landslides and protecting the trees.

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Here are a few videos from our experiences this past week:

Going up on a tram to The Peak:

Viewing up at the Peak:

Different area viewing at The Peak:

Peak Candy Store– I did not see any “no photography” signs but was asked to turn off the camera, so quick:

Dolphin Watch: Intro:

Dolphins– a very very quick glimpse of them. I took loads of video but sadly, only got one decent shot. I know there are loads of better quality videos of these lovely dolphins!

Trying out a new Thai Restaurant in Tai Koo led us to some random wanderings through a bazaar, market, and finally outside to the restaurant. Right as we were giving up, I decided to film our wanderings but then we discovered the place. Only took 20 minutes plus two extra shopping excursions to find it. – Food was mixed- loved the appetizers but quite tired of bones throughout the chicken meal.

Finally, I thought I’d share something I’ve hugely appreciated about Hong Kong– you can prepay and reserve seats for movies you attend. Every seat is on display on a chart on both the screen above the box office and also on the counter and you get to choose in advance. I additionally appreciated how relaxed things are since you can walk into the theater during previews and have your seat waiting for you. It is a lovely, respectful, and easy process.

Here are past posts on Hong Kong Transitions through the weeks: (It bounces between professional and personal reflections.
Week 12: Hong Kong Transition: Week 12
Week 11: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 11
Week 10: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/10/02/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-10/
Week 9: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/23/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-9/
Week 8: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/17/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-8/
Week 7: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/09/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-7/
Week 6: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/02/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-6/
Week 5: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/26/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-update-week-5/
Week 4: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/19/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-4-update/
Week 3: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/13/styling-librarian-hong-kong-move-update-week-3/
Week 2: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/03/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-positives-and-negatives-week-2-update/
Week 1: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/07/27/styling-librarian-post-about-hong-kong-move/

31 comments on “Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 13

  1. lenorelook
    October 23, 2012

    How fun! The food looks yummy (everything in HK tastes good!), but the tram looks SCARY!!!

    • The Styling Librarian
      October 23, 2012

      The tram wasn’t too bad. Better than some of the rides I’ve been on around town, especially the mini-green buses. 🙂

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