Adventures of George and Heidi


Macau- the Gambling Island!

by Heidi

May 11, 2009: After visiting Victoria Peak in Hong Kong we boarded the Turbo Jet Ferry, this time headed to Macau.  Macau is a wonderful island, with Portuguese influence and a Las Vegas-type atmosphere.  Like Hong Kong, Macau is a SAR (Special Administrative Region) of China.  Already hearing announcements in Portuguese on the ferry gave […]

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Hong Kong

by Heidi

May 10 and 11, 2009: After Yangshuo we took a quick day and a half visit to Hong Kong.  To get there we flew from Guilin to Shenzhen, which was much cheaper than flying directly into Hong Kong.  After spending the night in Shenzhen we took a taxi to the Lo Wu MRT station where […]

Hot Air Balloon Ride, Yangshuo, China

by Heidi

May 8, 2009 We liked the scenery in Yangshuo so much that the next day we decided to tour it in another exciting way– in a hot air balloon!  The cost was US $75/ person, which is much more than we normally spend on this trip, but probably a bargain compared to prices back home.  […]

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Liu Sanjie (Impressions), Yangshuo

by Heidi

Zhang Yimou was the director of the amazing Beijing Olympics opening ceremony and when we heard about a show put on by Zhang Yimou in Yangshuo on the Li River with the beautiful karst limestone mountains as the back drop, that was enough reason to visit Yangshuo!  Up until this point, Yangshuo had been the […]

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