Sunday, January 4, 2015

Russian Roulette Food Fail

On our fourth full day in Hong Kong we decided we wanted dim sum for breakfast.  The restaurant we chose did not have any English speakers and they only provided us a very limited English menu so I decided to play dim sum Russian roulette and order some items off the Chinese menu in addition to our English menu selections.  This was a bad idea.  Luckily, my Mom and two of my aunts were at the hotel when we got back and they took us to a proper dim sum.

Then later that night we had hot pot!  This is where you cook all your meats and veggies in boiling broth, much like fondue.  We had done this last time we were in Hong Kong and didn't want to miss it this time, even though we hadn't been able to join all the dinners during the week.

I will say that it was definitely very different traveling with a toddler than when just Ryan and I went two years ago.  Copeland really was such a good traveler and hardly protested about anything, but still, we really had to plan around nap times, meals/snacks, diaper changes, as well as letting him adjust to the time change.  And in Hong Kong, everything happens late in the day/night and our son (like his father) is an EARLY BIRD.  It may seem like all of my posts are about food...and that kind of is what dominated our time there this year!  In the mornings we would do our little family activities before anyone else was awake, then we would usually meet family for lunch, then usually we would go back for Copeland's nap, and then it was pretty much time for dinner and bedtime!  Even with the various challenges of traveling with a little dude, I was so happy to have been able to share it with him.


  1. It sounds like you had an awesome trip! It is really different traveling with kids. and not really relaxing, at least when we do it, it isn't all that relaxing except for a day here or there. But I think it is so worth it. Not only will he have fond memories of Hong Kong and his extended family, but it just gives him a whole different world view that will change his whole life. I am not sure international travel is in the cards for us because airfare for 5 gets ridiculous, but I hope it is. I feel like it's a very worthy investment.

  2. Sounds like an amazing trip and so glad that Copeland was such a trooper!