In Hong Kong

We are spending the weekend in Hong Kong – staying at the Salisbury YMCA in Kowloon. We just do the urban thing while we are here – museums, parks, Indian restaurants, walking around and window shopping. We were planning to take the kids to the theatre tomorrow – Hong Kong Dance Co’s performance of Qingming Riverside. We went to buy the tickets and they told us that children under 6 were not welcome. I was angry. I mean, do they know that my children both sat through the entire Nutcracker while under age 2? It was one of those moments when you realize why they have the rules but you know that they should not be applied to your situation.

Rules are definitely something I notice about Hong Kong. I really like this city but it often feels that there are a lot of rules and they are taken very seriously- definitely a sharp contrast with the mainland.

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