My parents were our first visitors–they very nicely came for my birthday. On my birthday I wanted to do two things: 1. get a foot massage and 2. eat Peking duck (after learning how it is made I decided it was a special occasion only treat).
Getting a foot massage is truly unique to HK. People do this instead of meeting before dinner for a drink. After this 75 minute treat, my Dad declared the trip “worth it.” They both fell asleep with smiles on their faces. As you probably know, Chinese medicine says that every part of your body correlates to a spot on your foot. I just wish the ladies knew good enough English to tell me what ailments they had discovered. I do think there are some serious benefits of getting bones you didn’t even know you had massaged. Regardless, it is insanely relaxing and the place we took my parents to is very nice and clean.
We also took my Dad to the Mr.’s tailor to have some pants made… the Mr. and a few of his male friends here like to joke that working out in HK is walking to your tailor to have your pants let out. Scary thing is they’re actually not joking!
It’s hard because there is such amazing food here! The Mr. and I think it tops even SF and NYC. I’ve never had anything like this dessert we tried at a Japanese restaurant… it was a poached peach but the hard orange shell was made out of pop rocks or something. It literally pops and cracks and explodes in your mouth.
The apt. feels awfully empty now that they’re gone. But they did confirm that the new guest bed is comfortable so please come visit!