Monthly Archives: March 2014

No Bikinis for This Spring Break, Beijing’s a Little Cool in April

This spring break was unlike any other break I ever took during college – and for good reason! It was in mainland China! I hope you enjoy reading about food poisoning, hiking one of the manmade wonders of the world and traveling like I’ve never traveled before. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was still incredible. Continue reading

Chinese Dragons, Flower Cannons and Whole Roasted Pigs – Just Another Day in Hong Kong

I thought Chinese dragons were as colorful as festivals got in Hong Kong, but I was wrong. Have you ever heard of flower cannons? If not, check out the Hung Shing Festival in Kau Sai in my latest post.

Did I mention I discovered my new love for Xiao long bao here too? Yeah, that happens also. Continue reading

Rugby Sevens – Where Vikings and Crayons are Equally Welcome

There was never a similar week during my stay in Hong Kong, and this week at the end of March was no exception. The world-renowned Rugby Sevens event came to town, and I say on of Hong Kong’s most colorful, whimsical faces. Spartan warriors and grown men in tutus, anyone? Continue reading

Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs

March 23, 2014

For my most recent birthday, my thoughtful brother and sister-in-law bought me a veggie slicer. Yes, I asked for it! It’s been on my Amazon wish list for ages but I never got around to ordering one for myself, so imagine my surprise when I opened the Amazon box eagerly (who doesn’t love getting a package in the mail?) to find the¬†Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer¬†nestled inside.

Continue reading

Tofu Soup… For Dessert

I never before considered tofu could be a dessert. Then I went to China. It boggled my mind what the Chinese can do with rice or tofu when given half a chance. See some of the local delicacies and fun our buddies introduced us to when we went out to dinner with them. Continue reading

Chinese Scrolls and the Freshest Lunch Possible (Still Alive an Hour Ago)

This field trip still boggles my mind to this day. If you’ve ever taken a class field trip, wipe any preconceived notions you may have, because they don’t come close to rivaling this journey into the heart of a rural Chinese village. Prepare for nearly live lunches, gigantic ancestral shrines and more food than anyone should consume in a 2-day period. Continue reading

The Luck of the Irish – In Hong Kong?

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching for this year, it seemed perfectly appropriate that my post from four years ago about St. Patty’s Day should appear now. Did you know that Asia (especially multicultural places like Hong Kong) celebrate it? I didn’t either, but man did it turn out to be fun. Check it out! Continue reading

Traditional Chinese Dance and Birthday Shenanigans

I thought I would seriously regret turning 21 in a foreign country, but it actually turned out to be one of the most fun birthdays I’ve had. Check out how memorable it was, even 6,500 miles from home. Continue reading

“I Swear Snake Soup Tastes Like Chicken” And Other Hong Kong Epiphanies

Did you ever think those tales that everything tastes like chicken were false? I did too. Then I had snake soup. Guess what? It’s true! Check out this blog to see snake soup, Chinese Opera and beat boxing all in just one weekend. Continue reading

Shopping in HK: Buns, Beads and Bedazzled Scooters

Shopping in Hong Kong is an experience unlike any other. Shopping like a local in Hong Kong is even more interesting – especially when you’re obviously not a local. Follow along and see what I learned about bartering like an expert.

Continue reading