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ladies on sampan ride wearing tanka hats enjoying a private hong kong tour

Take a Sampan Ride in Aberdeen, Hong Kong

March 19, 2017

Take a sampan ride, it’s the perfect way to explore the old Aberdeen harbour.  Try on one of the woven Tanka hats, traditionally worn by Hong Kong’s boat dwellers (note the shape is very unique!). What is a Sampan? A sampan is a flat bottomed traditional fishing boat made of wood from China.  Traditionally, fisher […]

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Family on Hong Kong DolphinWatch boat tour

Search for Hong Kong’s Pink Dolphins with DolphinWatch

March 12, 2017

Hong Kong’s Pink Dolphins Rare and Endangered Already rare, the playful Pink Dolphins that frolic in Hong Kong’s waters are endangered creatures.  Pollution, overfishing and construction have all played their part in dwindling numbers of Hong Kong’s pink dolphins.  Are they Pink or White?   Confusingly they are also known as Chinese White Dolphins. They certainly […]

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Special Hong Kong Tours miniature Great Wall of China at Splendid China Shenzhen

Shenzhen Family Day Out

February 28, 2017

Did we go to the Great Wall in Beijing yesterday? No, we visited Splendid China theme park in Shenzhen. It makes a super fun day out for all the family. Shenzhen is just across the border that separates the Special Administrative Region that is Hong Kong from Mainland China.  At 15 million, its population if […]

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Hong Kong bird watching at Hong Kong Park Aviary Private Tours

Hong Kong Bird Watching at its Best

February 15, 2017

Despite being a built up city, there are plenty of opportunities for Hong Kong bird watching in and around our metropolis. Hong Kong’s best Bird Watching Spots Mai Po Nature Reserve This is a bird rich wetlands area.  This is the place to go to see migratory waders and water birds.  In contrast to the […]

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My Hong Kong Tour Guide Amy Overy

Expat Parent features Hong Kong Greeters in the Press

February 7, 2017

It’s always lovely to be featured in the press.  In February 2017, Expat Parent Magazine interviewed Amy Overy.  Amy is the owner of Hong Kong Greeters and a fully licensed tour guide in Hong Kong.  She is also an expat parent herself, originally hailing from the UK, but now calling Hong Kong home. The article […]

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Woman climbing to ten thousand Buddhas monestary Sha Tin, Hong Kong

See Ten Thousand Buddhas in One Day

February 2, 2017

Believe it or not, there are actually more than ten thousand Buddhas at the Ten Thousand Buddhas monastery near Shatin.  Moreover, each and every one is unique.  This has to be one of the relatively least visited and interesting places to photograph in Hong Kong. Why you shouldn’t overlook Ten Thousand Buddhas Hong Kong has […]

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Hong Kong Fireworks Cruises Victoria Harbour

Fireworks Cruise Hong Kong: It’s a Blast

February 1, 2017

Take a fireworks cruise in Hong Kong’s Victoria harbour.  It’s a must-do experience.  Three times a year there are magnificent fireworks displays.  The first is to celebrate Chinese New Year, the date varies each year according to the lunar calendar. Secondly, fireworks cruises run on Chinese National Day which falls on October 1st.  The third […]

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With Scott McMurran, the Alaskan Travel Guru, Alaskan Travelgram afternoon tea the ritz-carton

Tea at the Ritz with Alaskan Travel Guru

January 31, 2017

We had Tea at the Hong Kong Ritz with the Alaskan Travel Guru  , the wonderful Scott McMurren who was on his way home at the end of his 2017 ‘Rush Around the World Tour’ via Indonesia. He was great to chat with whilst watching the ships sailing by in Victoria Harbour, 103 floors below us!  Our […]

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Heritage tour for Susan and Sara

June 23, 2016

Coming back to China, 16 years after adopting Sara from Chongqing, Susan was keen to show her daughter as much of her Chinese heritage as possible. Their top highlight was the ‪#‎HeritageMuseum‬ which included the bonus ‪#‎Monet‬ exhibition. We also explored ‪#‎hongkongpark‬‪#‎chilinnunnery‬ ‪#‎nanliangardens‬ ‪#‎wongtaisintemple‬ and finished at ‪#‎sunset‬ on the ‪#‎aqualuna‬. A truly stunning day in ‪#‎hongkong‬. ‪#‎privatetour‬ ‪#‎hkgreeters‬ ‪#‎hkig‬ ‪#‎nofilter‬

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Snake Queen Hong Kong

Delicious snake soup 蛇王協

May 11, 2016

Snake soup is just one of the many unusual things you can taste in Hong Kong.  Other local delicacies included chickens’ feet, Peking duck, dim sum and century egg. Why do people like snake soup? Snake soup is believed to have medicinal properties.  To this effect, people in China have been enjoying snake soup for […]

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