An Unforgettable Week: My Mom and Dad Visit Us in Hong Kong

An Unforgettable Week: My Mom and Dad Visit Us in Hong Kong

I’d been asking my parents when they were coming to visit us since we landed in Hong Kong. Not that I wasn’t used to going a stretch of time without seeing them, I’ve been doing that since I moved to Boston for college. But, even though I’ve been living far away from them for the past 2 […]

Stockpile the Earl Grey: The Full Davies Family Comes to Hong Kong

Stockpile the Earl Grey: The Full Davies Family Comes to Hong Kong

One of the many perks of being married to Peter, other than having a husband who can use his charm and accent (but mostly his accent) to persuade people, usually ladies but also men and always Americans) to give us an upgrade or a better table by the window and other than having someone who will […]

But Where Were the Village People?: My First Time at the Hong Kong Sevens

But Where Were the Village People?: My First Time at the Hong Kong Sevens

  Since the day I met my husband, I’ve been hearing about what he considers to be the lion of all sporting events, the most glorious event to exist on this and all other planets, the event that until one attends she will remain unwhole– the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. My husband is a die-hard […]

What’s Going on Here?: Doing Art Central

What’s Going on Here?: Doing Art Central

I’d been telling everyone I was going to Art Basel because, well, Peter had told me we had tickets to Art Basel. But, as it turns out, they were tickets to Art Central, which is not Art Basel, the internationally known art festival. But, hey- it was still Art Central which was a big deal, […]

“Why Does This Driver Hate Me So Much?”: Riding in Taxis in Hong Kong

“Why Does This Driver Hate Me So Much?”: Riding in Taxis in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an expensive city to live in. Rent prices are shocking, groceries per month are almost triple what they were in LA, and there’s no such thing as free, public school. If you are an expat, you must pay to have your kids attend a private school. That is, if you want your […]

Kung Hei Fat Choy: Our First Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Kung Hei Fat Choy: Our First Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Since we touched down in Hong Kong almost 3 months ago, we’d been feeling Chinese New Year brewing. Even though the Christmas lights and decorations dazzled, and holiday tunes were blaring in department stores and coffee shops, it was repeatedly hinted to us by locals and ex-pats that this was just the build up to […]

End of Summer Road Trip, Part 2: Perfect Idaho

End of Summer Road Trip, Part 2: Perfect Idaho

After enjoying a delicious breakfast of microwaved sausage patties, egg-like saucers and Dannon yogurt cups surrounded by very disappointed and forlorn looking Indian and German tourists at the Holiday Inn Express, we tore ourselves away from the sexy town of Elko, Nevada and drove 300 miles to my hometown of Pingree, Idaho.  We arrived just […]