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Trip Report Fresh Hearts and Egg Tarts: Our Silver Jubilee in Hong Kong & Macau

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We recently returned from a nine day/10 night trip to Hong Kong and Macau to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and a (ahem) milestone birthday. We’ve been home a few weeks now. All the fall Japan travelers have put us to shame, and we realize we are way overdue for a trip report. Better late than never, hopefully…

While one or the other of us may be posting from here on, this (including photos…eventually) is a collaborative effort.

Some background

Some people hold a ceremony to renew their vows when celebrating their big anniversary day. And some couples throw a big party when one spouse or the other hits a round number on the life odometer. But for reasons we can’t explain (and probably won’t need to, given our reading audience), there never was a question that we were going on a trip to a “bucket-list” spot. That’s who we are and what we do. That’s the thing that keeps our eyes fixed forward in anticipation. That’s what keeps our hearts fresh.

Hong Kong has long been near the top of the long list of places we wanted to visit. We first bought a guidebook more than 10 years ago, and every year it seems to come up in our discussions—but the time of year during which we’d be traveling usually resulted in it being knocked off the short list.

This year, we planned our trip for November due to the aforementioned occasions, and this seemed like a good choice based on favorable climate. We also considered Buenos Aires. Our planning threads are here:
http://www.fodors.com/community/fodorite-lounge/november-trip-to-buenos-aires-or-hong-kong.cfm#last-comment

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia/so-weve-chosen-hong-kong-over-buenos-aires.cfm

We had 10 nights total. And while we didn’t mind moving around one or two times, we wanted to keep our destinations in close proximity—i.e., no flying half way across Asia to add another destination this time. We also splurged a bit more than we usually do.

Ultimately, we divided the 10 nights as follows:
• Six nights in Hong Kong (island side) at Butterfly on Wellington
• Two nights in Macau at the Sofitel
• Two nights in Kowloon at the Intercontinental for “the view” and a relaxing end to the trip

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