Who’s Your Buddha? The Big Buddha of Hong Kong

Up until this year’s Asian adventure our entire understanding of Buddha consisted of cheesy gold statues of a smiling, pot-bellied guy we’d seen in some restaurants. We weren’t exactly enlightened.

Perhaps we could clear up our conceptions a bit with a visit to The Tian Tan Buddha. He sits atop a hill on the outskirts of Hong Kong.

He stands one hundred and twelve feet high, and weighs in at… CONTINUE READING > >

Up until this year’s Asian adventure our entire understanding of Buddha consisted of cheesy gold statues of a smiling, pot-bellied guy we’d seen in some restaurants. We weren’t exactly enlightened.

Perhaps we could clear up our conceptions a bit with a visit to The Tian Tan Buddha. He sits atop a hill on the outskirts of Hong Kong.

He stands one hundred and twelve feet high, and weighs in at… CONTINUE READING > >

The Twelve Heavenly Generals of Ngong Ping

The Twelve Divine Generals represent protective deities that correspond to the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Each has his own personality, time of day, weapon and… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Twelve Divine Generals represent protective deities that correspond to the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Each has his own personality, time of day, weapon and… CONTINUE READING >> 

Jumbo + Floating + Hong Kong = GypsyNester Heaven

Since 1976 one of Hong Kong’s top tourist attractions has been Jumbo Kingdom, a floating restaurant.

Wait, floating? Yes, it is moored in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour. Imagine our excitement when we learned that we could combine two of our favorite things… CONTINUE READING >> 

Since 1976 one of Hong Kong’s top tourist attractions has been Jumbo Kingdom, a floating restaurant.

Wait, floating? Yes, it is moored in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour. Imagine our excitement when we learned that we could combine two of our favorite things… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Tale of Two Flights

It was the best of planes, it was the worst of planes, that was our feeling after spending nearly thirty hours on two non-stop flights.

The first one, United flight 895, from Chicago to Hong Kong clocked in at sixteen hours. Back when… CONTINUE READING >> 

It was the best of planes, it was the worst of planes, that was our feeling after spending nearly thirty hours on two non-stop flights.

The first one, United flight 895, from Chicago to Hong Kong clocked in at sixteen hours. Back when… CONTINUE READING >> 

Would You Stay at a Panda Hotel?

Would you stay in a Panda Hotel? We did and we loved it!

During our whirlwind stay in Hong Kong, we were treated like royalty, stayed in a suite that looked like a movie set and ate the most amazingly delicious food.

And, yes, there were pandas… CONTINUE READING >> 

Would you stay in a Panda Hotel? We did and we loved it!

During our whirlwind stay in Hong Kong, we were treated like royalty, stayed in a suite that looked like a movie set and ate the most amazingly delicious food.

And, yes, there were pandas… CONTINUE READING >>