Oh, the drama. Why did we have to choose this year, this time of year to plan a trip to Thailand? We'd been to Thailand before, but almost four years ago, so we figured it was time to go back--not only for some days in Bangkok, but for a week on the beach, something we city-vacation types really don't do so often.
Alas, it was not to be. The Thai government and thousands of protesters saw to that. Sure, the main drama is over now, but it made us more than a bit nervous to think of traveling with our children to a country that is operating quite basically without a working government, and with a whole lot of people who are still experiencing a certain amount of discontent.
Enter Plan B. After a whole bunch of careful consideration, time-consuming phone calls, and your basic run-of-the-mill hair-pulling-out, we changed our destination to Hong Kong. We've been there before, a few times, actually, but never for fourteen days. In fact, I don't think we've ever stayed in one city for fourteen days unless we lived there.
Don't think for a moment that I'm complaining. I'm looking forward to more exploring, more interesting photos, great dim sum, looking out our window at the harbour, Chinese tea shops, and the variety of other intriguing things a city like Hong Kong has to offer.
Speaking of photos, here are a few from April 2007: