Bucket List

All of the people who actually read this (hi Simone and Craig!) already know I am on my way out of Hong Kong, and after three loud weeks of threats I have finally and officially purchased my ticket out of here.  June 2nd I fly to Beijing for the evening (check) then to Boston where I’ll spend a glorious week with my sister Stacy and her boyfriend Russell.  One week of lobster and American beach side living…with family!

In the meantime I have been accumulating and quickly ticking off my Hong Kong bucket list.  Achievements thus far:

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Fresh HK sea urchin (didn’t know this was a thing until I had it and strongly suggest you seek it out.  Yang Shi Chang, Sai Kung)

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Peking duck at American Peking (tasty duck pancakes, fried sesame bread, and shrimp)

Dinner at the China Club

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Spending the night on Andy’s boat (finally!)

Driving, mooring, and walking a boat

Squid fishing! (nothing caught, alas)

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Last junk  (as hosted by My House, complete with awesome natural wine and DJs)

 

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Dinner at CS and Linda’s (finally! homemade healthy Szechuan. totally amazing–cheese from Bayta afterward)

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Make homemade granola (2 overripe bananas, coconut oil, 6 cups oats, 1 cup almonds, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.  bake.  so easy la)

5 pm happy hours because I can (Stone Nullah with Shephali + more to come)

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Lead a 44 person wine tasting (not really on my list, but that happened)

Shisha after hiking the Peak (this also wasn’t on my list, but I did it last night, so…check!)

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Mid afternoon swimming at the beach, aka my backyard (Thursday ain’t so bad)

BUT…. there’s a ton more to do in the coming weeks.  Most importantly is that my mom is coming for her HK round deux to help me pack up and say goodbye.  I have the best mom and I can’t wait to show her off.

BUCKET LIST PENDING

 

Paddle boarding

Little Bao

Lunch at Dragon I

One last hot pot

One last Korean dinner on Kimberly Street

One last high tea

One last Sijie BYO Szechuan feast

Crash a tram party  (little help??)

Beijing

Middle Island (Yacht Club members, who wants to go?)

W brunch (my going away party with my MOM!)

Tokyo

Pier lounge (maybe the Wing, too) at HK airport

Trekking in China….which is happening tomorrow!!! I am so absolutely stoked for this 2 years in the making trip.  Dan and I fly out after spending a requisite 3 hours in the Pier lounge, thank you, to Kunming to hop another short flight to Dali where we will spend a glorious 3 days trekking in the mountains.  2 nights camping.  Rumors of snow.  Get better Asia.

 

Is there anything I’m missing???

 

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