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Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
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hong kong seafood sai kung district

The more I see Hong Kong the more I love it. All the different districts have so much to offer! Today we went to Sai Kung with our HK friend. The streets were particularly busy because it was a holiday (Chung Yeung Festival). Everyone seemed to be out hiking, picnicking and of course, eating. There […]

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Tai Long Wan Beach

My beach mode was turned on after visiting the beautiful Shek O Beach last week. There was no set plan for this weekend but we knew that Tai Long Wan Beach is considered by many one of the best Hong Kong beaches. With the information on how to get there and a camping store phone […]

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It takes 70 minutes from Jordan station to Shek O beach by public transportation. In little more than an hour you can be in a warm and stunning Hong Kong beach. The double-decker bus ride itself shows a nice view of the rocky mountains and the blue ocean. The popular area is crowded on weekends […]

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This weekend flew by for me. I wanted to go to one of the HK sandy beaches for at least half a day and I kept waking up late and getting lost in the concrete city. The unexpected highlight of the weekend came yesterday when a friend from HK recommended us to visit Lantau Island […]

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hong kong arquitecture

We took the metro (MTR) from Jordan station in Kowloon to Central station on Hong Kong island. The subway connection is great between the islands, the metro is clean and they have the fastest escalators I have ever seen. If you are considered tall in Europe you will quickly realized how many places are designed […]

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Now that I have been travelling for over a year with a backpack (a big Mountain Co-op Equipment backpack) I have had several people asking me how it is possible for me to manage with so few things. The reality is that there is not much that you really need. At the moment my backpack […]

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After a seven – hour flight from Paris, a three – hour transit in Dubai and another seven hours on another plane we arrived in Hong Kong. The time change messed my schedule up like never before. Today is the second day in HK and I am still going to bed past 4 am. We […]

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renoir moulin-galette

Last week I went to a couple of museums in Paris, as a part of the accelerated tour we were giving a Cuban friend who was visiting the city for a few days. Of course, Musee d’Orsay was on top of our list of things to do. We went straight to the 5th floor to start […]

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Now that the fall has come and the rainy days are more often in Paris we have to look for more entertainment indoors. Plus, we cannot leave the city without seeing its music scene at least one night. Last night was the night. We went to L’Alimentation Generale for a jazz concert. This is a […]

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spanish food

Our Paris studio was pretty active for a week! We had friends visiting from Catalonia and they were staying with us. Each time we have an opportunity to spend time together we take advantage of it, no matter if we are in Canada, Spain or France. These are the same friends who welcomed us in […]

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Yesterday we took velibs from Montmartre to La Villette. A few people recommended to visit this huge park built in the 80’s, connected to the St Martin Channel and great for outdoor exercising. Unlike the usual French park, (cutely planned spaces with sculptures and perfectly trimmed gardens) La Villete enthralls you in a more modern […]

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macarons la duree

Ladurée is a renowned dessert shop which is particularly famous for its macarons or how I like to call them, “delicious circles”. With the “crisp on the outside and soft and smooth in the middle” invitation line, the splash of colours and the variety of flavours there is no human being that could say no […]