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The need for a Chinese visa seemed a perfect excuse to come back to Hong Kong. Home for almost 9 years of our lives (from 2002 – 2010), much history and memories are hidden in the narrow streets of Central and the sand of Shek O beach. We were lucky to find shelter in a great appartment on Old Peak Road (thanks Amani and Ken), which changed our perspective from the Shek O beach view we had back in the days. In a way, Hong Kong was the place where we ‘matured’. We arrived as backpackers and left years later, married, with a child, and as working professionals. It’s always nice to come back to a place you once called home…

Time spent in Hong Kong

10 days down memory lane

Kilometers travelled

airport > mid-levels > up and down central several times > Shek O/Big Wave Bay and back > Wan Chai bus stop… not that much. Hong Kong is small after all.

Favorite mode of transportation

Nico’s motorcycle

Favorite food

Sushi! Noodle soup! Thai! Dumplings! Everything!


Timo: There are no cows in the street.

Iluka: It’s so fancy!

Mareile: I had no idea I need to buy so much stuff!

Matthieu: It’s been 5 years that I left and 9 that I lived here and I still have no clue where anything is in Central.

Lessons learned

Always check the languages of your children’s birth certificates!

Lasting impressions

Shek O beach is still crowded on weekends and the food at the Thai is good as ever. We will always miss the Back Beach Bar…

Hong Kong in one word


Hong Kong Stories

Old Stomping Grounds

The need for a Chinese visa, a craving for Sushi and a wish to revisit a place we called home for 9 years of our lives, brought us back to Hong Kong. Here’s those 10 days in a nutshell… Enjoy. read more


Coming back ‘home’ to Hong Kong (for the first time in 5 years as a complete family) was part culture shock, part break, part welcome to the real world. Consumerism slapped us from all sides, grinning at our unpreparedness. From the moment I got our high-speed 4G, 5GB... read more