Trips

First Trip to Mainland China–Shanghai November 2013

First Trip to Mainland China–Shanghai November 2013

Last fall, Josh and I both started feeling like we needed to go to China–we felt drawn there. When we first moved to Hong Kong, we weren’t sure if the daughter we would adopt was in HK, China, or elsewhere in Asia. But we started feeling like she is in China. Josh had an opportunity to attend a convention in Shanghai in November, so we jumped on it and took the trip. It was a fun family adventure. Josh had to work a lot of the time,...

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Our first outing to a HK Beach (and a shark)

Today the kids and I went with a friend to lower Cheung Sha beach. Several people have told me this one of the cleanest beaches around. Holy moly. When we arrived, the beach was covered in trash. There were staff there with rakes and dustpans cleaning it up, but it was quite disgusting–see the first couple pictures below.  (My friend who has been there several times before, said she’d never seen it that way.) We decided to brave it...

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Central with the Kids

Today Josh had a meeting on HK Island, so the kids and I decided to ride the ferry over with him and do some shopping. Thanks to Amy and Sunnee showing me around a few days ago, I was able to get around and find where I wanted to go. We went to Li Yuen Street (East and West, aka “The Lanes”), H&M, and we ventured up to the Mid Levels. From Central to the Mid Levels was 14 escalators up, with some walking in between. The...

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Mui Wo & HK Temple

On Tuesday, we headed to Mui Wo (where we will live as soon as we can find a place to rent there) to visit the kindergarten Magdalena will attend in the fall. It was raining when we set out, so Magdalena donned her rain boots and we brought along our umbrellas (we have 3–2 that Magdalena’s birth grandparents gave Magdalena and James a few months back, and one that a nice Chinese lady gave us in Central on Monday. We were walking in...

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Traveling to HK

On June 5th, we flew from Honolulu to Seoul, Korea, and then on to Hong Kong after a brief layover. The kids did amazingly well. They didn’t sleep much until the last 2 hours of the flight, so when we arrived in Hong Kong at 10 pm on June 6th, they were ready to sleep. Arriving late without much sleep really helped with adjusting to the time zone change–we really haven’t experienced much jet lag. Here are some pics. 1 &...

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The Rest of Hawaii

Here are some other fun things we did in Hawaii (pics below). Swam at Keikis Beach, Waimea Beach, and the beach right next to Uncle Corey and Aunt Bridgette’s house, ate at Mackey’s shrimp truck, Matsumoto’s shaved ice, and Opal’s Thai restaurant (best Thai ever, and the experience was as great as the food). And a great visit to the Laie LDS Temple. Hawaii was great and it was great to see Corey, Bridgette, and Jensen...

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