Woah, Where’d January Go?

Well actually, I can tell you where it went: Hong Kong.

RP and I have just completed The Great Visa Caper of January 2011, and are now legit in this fair land for another year. It did require us, however, to go to Hong Kong for an absurdly long period of time. And what did we do with ourselves during that time (apart from very diligently completing office work, of course boss!)?

We went to the races at Happy Valley!

And actually very nearly almost won enough money to break even!

We got to marvel at an actual street parade (no such thing ever to be seen on the mainland, for whatever reason…), featuring little girls hoisted up on poles…

And guys about to do a traditional lion dance…BUT WITH A SUBWAY CAR INSTEAD…

Plus we ate enough dim sum to sink a ship, and hung out with more people from college who are now living in HK than I have seen in several years. And beat a retreat to Stanley when the buzz of Hong Kong Island verged on over-stimulation.

Ah, Hong Kong. How I love to visit you. But probably not to live in you, since I would have to prostitute myself in your streets in order to afford it.

So…I know you think I’m back now, but actually we’re leaving tomorrow for New Zealand, via Singapore and back through Melbourne. The Chinese New Year is almost upon us, which means it’s time to exit the country. This is such an itinerant period in our lives that I’m starting to get slightly dizzy…remind me of that when I’m armpit-deep in nursing school and don’t have time to go anywhere.

Resolution for the next 24 hours: POST PICTURES FROM CAMBODIA! Coming shortly.