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Normally, I share a weekly reflection on life here in Hong Kong. I’m going to do something a little different for the next eight weeks, I’m going to share our “make lemonade” story. Sure, I’ll probably have other special events within those eight weeks, but I’ve decided that this year, I won’t be as rigid with my Hong Kong reflection posts and if I have an opportunity for quality reflection, I’ll grab it and share!
We planned a family vacation to Malaysia complete with flights, hotels, air b+b’s, and night trains all booked and paid for…
then when we headed to the airport, we tried to check in and the airline turned us away… why? Because we needed to have six months or more on our passports and we had five and a half months before renewal. If the airline didn’t turn us away and we flew to Malaysia, we’d be turned away and sent right back to Hong Kong. So… as frustrated as we were, we headed back home and quickly unpacked everything. Then we went out to make the most of the day. Thank goodness my husband and I (and our wonderful son) are able to find solutions… Here are our adventures from
our week in Malaysia our staycation in Hong Kong. We had a fantastic week and enjoyed many different adventures!
Day 1: Hong Kong Park in Admiralty: exploring fountains, the park, an aviary, and the conservatory:
So, what do you do once you return home and unpack your bags? Take a nap? Scream at people on the phone? Email to random people complaining about them not helping catch the mistake ahead of time? Naah… Not too healthy. We decided to go to a park that my husband and son discovered a few days before… Hong Kong Park in Admiralty. This is so easy to access by bus or MTR! Just up a few escalators and across a street, voila, you’re there!
When you enter the park, you first come upon a lovely fountain that you can actually enter without getting too drenched!
There are a few other fountains that beckon you through the park, a lovely lake with creatures to observe and then many places to settle and relax in. (I plan to return here after a busy day of work when I need to decompress…)
I especially enjoyed the various plants in the conservatory. I was honestly quite lost in there…
Then we visited the aviary, spent a bit of time in there just looking around:
Good location to wander and relax. Plus there’s a great kids playground to enjoy!
So that ends the beginning of eight staycation posts. The rest will almost all be other special locations around Hong Kong. We really enjoyed making the most of the holiday here. It wasn’t hard to make lemonade here in Hong Kong. There’s just so many beautiful things to appreciate here… plus some great food as well!
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