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Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
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Every time I have to bargain I feel so frustrated. My poor skills or no skills at all take me nowhere. I am not the only one who thinks I am horrible at it, my friends and husband have confirmed that I really suck so I am not exaggerating. The first time I ever bargained […]

Chinese Buns

Hong Kong is an formidable place for all types of food, maybe that is why the town is like an endless kitchen, always smelling like fresh food or sometimes just stinky tofu. I can’t stop trying new main dishes, snacks and desserts and every time I am about to try something new I am afraid […]

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Hung Shing Yeh Beach Lamma Island Hong Kong

It takes 30 minutes and 20 HK dollars ($2.60 CAN/US) to get to Lamma Island by ferry. A quick metro ride to Central station and a short walk to Pier #4, where the Lamma ferries exit, assured us a outstanding afternoon on HK’s third biggest island. When we arrived at the Sok Kwu Wan pier […]

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Free Hugs at Causeway Bay Hong Kong

Another stupendous weekend in Hong Kong has ended. I have been carrying an umbrella in my purse but luckily the rain never came. The weather continues to be terrific in November so that gives us a change to stay outdoors. I have the feeling that if we keep waiting for the lousy weather to go […]

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Cable Car Ngong Ping Hong Kong

This past weekend we visited Lantau Island again. We jumped on the cable car that takes you to Tian Tan (The Giant Buddha), passing over the mountains and the ocean. We found out too late that the line could have been avoided by purchasing the tickets online but if you are a tourist without internet the wait is worth it. We chose the […]

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Old Summer Palace Beijing

We came back from spending four days in Beijing with two friends. We smoothly flew there and back with DragonAir. On Friday afternoon, I left HK with a small backpack and a list of things to do. Although Beijing is a big city with a lof of places to see I was happy enough to […]

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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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A few nights ago I celebrated my birthday in Hong Kong. The advantage of celebrating a special occasion in a foreign place is that no matter what you decide to do you will be doing something new or different. There is no much planning needed, at least for me. We went out in the neighbourhood […]

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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 […]