Hello family and friends. I know it seem like forever since we left Berkeley but really its only been a few weeks. My goal is to post to the blog weekly going forward but don’t hold me to that. We began our adventure on January 19th 2017, or at least Freya and I did. Astrid came down with a fever/virus and she had to stay back with Bill until she was well enough to travel. Fortunately that was only two days. We are still settling in and getting used to our new life here. The girls have started school and are getting used to a new routine. We take the bus to school in the morning and usually a taxi home in the afternoon.
There are many busses, trollys, taxis, and other forms of transit in Hong Kong. The girls know our address and which bus numbers get them to and from school. They ride elevators many times a day and are working on getting over their fear of escalators. Their school is a small building of 10 floors. Their classrooms are on separate floors so it’s quite a traffic jam in the mornings and afternoons at pickup and dropoff. Astrid’s classroom is on the 8th floor and Freya’s on the 3rd.
Our apartment is on the 31st floor
of a very new high rise in a district called Sai
Ying Pun. We were a little startled at the lack of furnishings upon our arrival but after half a dozen trips to Ikea it’s starting to feel more normal.
More than anything, the girls love watching Hong Kong’s tallest building, the ICC, light up across Victoria Harbour at night. Our view is really spectacular.