day one hundred and eighty-one - march 18, 2016
It was difficult deciding where to go after Raja Ampat. After discussing our options we decided to head to Hong Kong to visit Jonathan's cousin Stephanie (Stef) who moved there late last year. Our close friends Hajime and Maily were also moving to Hong Kong at the same time which was an added bonus.
Waking up and leaving the Samambaia was sad, but we know we'll see the crew again in the future. And so began another long travel day on our way to Hong Kong via Jakarta...
days one hundred and eighty-two thru one hundred and ninety: march 19, 2016 thru march 27, 2016
We don't have a ton of photos from Hong Kong -- we were too busy hanging out with friends and family and eating (lots!). We even overlapped with more of Jonathan's family while in Hong Kong so it was nice to have a little bit of home while in Hong Kong.
Stef also arranged for a visit to her grandparents' villages. We took the ferry to Zhu Hai and Jonathan's distant relatives picked us up and drove us to the home his aunt grew up in. Just so you don't get too confused, Stef's dad is Jonathan's cousin on his father's side and her mom is Jonathan's aunt on his mother's side. Got that?
Inside Jonathan's aunt's home was a newspaper clipping that most of the Jungs are very familiar with. His twin cousins Horatio and Horace were born one day apart, each in a different year. Pretty awesome, huh? But even more awesome to see the look on Horatio's face when he saw this framed clipping on the wall in his mother's home in China.
On our last day in Hong Kong, Jonathan found out that Vans and HK Walls were putting on a week long event with street artists from around the world putting up artwork throughout the Sham Shui Po area of Hong Kong. So, of course, we had to check it out! It was cool to see pieces that were finished but also to see some that were either in the process of being finished or being worked on when we got to them.
We got spoiled with so much good quality time with family and friends that it was hard to say goodbye -- but it's only a matter of time before we see everyone again!