The Markets of Hong Kong

Hello! Welcome to my final Hong Kong post about the markets in Kowloon we visited on a tour with Urban Adventures. The city’s markets have been around for 100+ years so it goes without saying they are an integral part of Hong Kong’s culture and heritage.

The first market we visited was the Flower Market. Bursting with bright colors, unfamiliar fragrances, and exotic vegetation, this was my favorite out of the eight markets we saw. As you walk past dozens of shops and wholesalers you are immersed in a jungle of exotic house plants and vibrant floral arrangements.

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RVA Events & Happenings

It’s Thursday y’all! You’ve almost survived the work week dealing with stressful deadlines and annoying coworkers eating your clearly labeled yogurt from the breakroom fridge. You’re one day away from opening up a frosty beverage and enjoy some fun events around town! To ease you into the weekend I’m sharing my top five events and happenings in RVA this weekend and into the following week:

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Richmond Spotlight: Easter on Parade

Happy Monday Folks!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday and enjoyed the beautiful warm weather yesterday! My day was spent with family having brunch at our house and then strolling over to Monument Avenue for Easter on Parade. If you haven’t been before, contrary to the name, it’s not an actual parade in the traditional sense. There’s no marching band or floating snoopy balloon; instead the “parade” is made up of attendees in their Sunday best and crazy hats “parading” down Monument Avenue.

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Richmond Spotlight: Swine & Brine Festival at Ardent Craft Ales

Last Saturday, on one of the most beautiful spring days in April, I enjoyed the afternoon with friends at the Swine and Brine Festival at Ardent Craft Ales. I have to say hands down it was one of the best festivals I’ve been to in Richmond! There were several of the top restaurants in RVA serving up every pork dish imaginable, as well as raw and fried oysters. Rappahannock Restaurant, Sabai, ZZQ, The Roosevelt, Saison, Amuse, and Northern Neck Oysters were all in attendance, along with Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert! Ardent craft beer was flowing from the beer truck and tap room, and there was even Blue Bee Cider and prosecco available. I love bubbly so this was a personal highlight.

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Hong Kong Part 2

Welcome to part two of my Hong Kong post! I’m so happy you made it back and hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my trip thus far. Let’s start at the very beginning this post with day one…

Our flight landed in Hong Kong around 6:00pm and since we knew we’d be exhausted after traveling 20+ hours, we hadn’t planned to do much that evening. We took the subway from the airport to our hotel, The W Kowloon, had a quick bite to eat nearby at DimDimSum, and crashed back in our room. The W Hotel turned out to be a great choice and was conveniently located above the Elements Mall, as well as a subway station. Not only is the public transportation in Hong Kong impeccably clean, it’s also super easy to navigate, so this was a great option for us to get around.

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