Thursday Doors: Montpellier, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Last Saturday, my husband, son, and I took a trip to Montpellier (France).   The city is located 12 km from the Mediterranean Sea.  Though I didn’t visit the sea this time, I certainly enjoyed the tourist sights, the botanical…

Thursday Doors: Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai

These photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Like last week, this week the photos were taken along Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The photos this week are of maps of Hong Kong with doors included. The artist who created the original maps is Rohan…

Thursday Doors: More Macau

This post is a continuation of the one last week; my trip to Macau with my son.  Previously, when visiting Macau from Hong Kong, we had to take two ferries from the island I currently live on.  Last week, we took the longest sea bridge in the world, 55 kilometers, by bus. The bridge was opened…

Thursday Doors: Senado Square (Macau)

Yesterday, I took another trip 60 km southwest of Hong Kong to the territory of Macau, a former Portuguese colony, now a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. I always enjoy visiting, especially in the company of my son.  My family lived in Macau for one year, within 1999-2000.  As you might…

Thursday Doors: Peng Chau

A pleasurable, easy outing is to take a 20-minute ferry ride from my home to the island of Peng Chau.  Peng Chau is under one square kilometer and was formerly a hub for small industry.  Today, it is a sleepy fishing community. No cars are permitted on Peng Chau so it’s a peaceful place to get…

Thursday Doors: Flagstaff Museum

The Flagstaff House, built in 1846, was once called Headquarter House.  It served as the residence of the Commander of the British forces in Hong Kong. The building is a reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage. Today, it is the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and sits in the middle of the lovely Hong Kong…

Thursday Doors: The Helena May

The Helena May sits along Garden Road in Central on Hong Kong Island, across the street from the US Consulate. In 1916, Lady Helena May, the wife of the Governor, Sir Henry May, established The Helena May for the promotion of the welfare of women and girls in Hong Kong.  To this day, members are…

Thursday Doors: Tung Chung Market

This post is a continuation of the saga of my lost passport from last week.  Before the consulate could process my application for a new one, I was required to fill out a police report.  Taking a thirty-minute bus ride and a twenty-minute walk, I arrived at the Tung Chung Police Station. When I finished…

Thursday Doors: St. John’s Cathedral

Having lost my passport for the first time in thirty plus years of living overseas, I felt disgruntled making my way to the consulate to apply for a new one.  The trip from my flat took nearly two hours.  It involved a bus, a boat, a train and lots of walking.  The last bit included…

Thursday Doors: Be

After visiting with a long-time friend, I hadn’t seen in years, I wandered through the malls in Tsim Tsa Tsui waiting for my daughter to get off work.  I’m not much of a shopper, so instead, I looked around for interesting doors.  I didn’t find what I was looking for, exactly, but found what I…

Thursday Doors: Back to Mongolia

It’s been six years since I traveled from Hong Kong to Outer Mongolia.  Arriving at Chinggis Khaan Airport, long-time friends waited in the concourse to welcome me back to Mongolia.  The wonderful reunions made me wonder why I stayed away so long.  The people are incredible and the land is amazing. Besides seeing friends, one…

Thursday Doors: Star Ferry

A bit of old Hong Kong includes a trip on the Star Ferry.  This famous ferry has carried passengers back and forth across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island to the Kowloon side since 1888. Per a recent news article in the South China Morning Post, before the Star Ferry was established, individuals crossed the…