Category Archives: Hong Kong

My NYE present

Look what arrived at the airport in Hong Kong – happy new year to me!  It’s my Lowe Alpine backpack. Apparently my luggage was chilling in Vancouver. I was soooooo happy to finally see my backpack. Thanks Air Canada.

my backpack finally arrived!

I wish it had arrived by New Year’s Eve but better late than never!  Time to start my trip. Now, to get compensated for not having my luggage for a few days…

Hong Kong New Year!

Happy New Year from Hong Kong!   Last night  I watched the countdown from Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade (everyone just refers to it as the Harbour) in southern Kowloon – saw a light show and fireworks.

Hong Kong's impressive skyline from the harbour (Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade)

The crowd was stoked for New Year’s Eve!  Coming from New York City, I used to take this as a given, but it’s really not. Many countries celebrate NYE, but don’t really care about the actual countdown to the precise moment that it’s the new year.  The countdown is such a silly tradition but I love it!  HK definitely made it a big deal, following their daily light show over the skyline with fireworks (which were very cool but brief).

It was the 2nd time I’ve seen New Year’s Eve fireworks come from the sides of a building (last year’s NYE celebration from Taiwan’s Tapei 101 being the first). Both were impressive.

See for yourself — here’s the 0:51 video clip of Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve with Hong Kong countdown and fireworks.