Around the World: Gina’s Travel Diaries
Move over, Magellan! Gina Kemper, a FROSCH Leisure agent in our Denver office, just completed an around-the-world journey with Ker & Downey, one of our preferred tour operators. We’re sharing some excerpts from her travelogue. Check back soon for more!
March 8-11 (Hong Kong): Upon arrival in Hong Kong, we were met by our guide, Rosita, and a driver. Our Hong Kong home was the Peninsula; if you ever have a chance to splurge a little, everyone should experience this kind of treatment at least once in their life. Our room looks out at the Victoria Harbor, a bustling view during the day and a beautiful backdrop of city lights at night.
We cruised on a Chinese Junket and watched the light show from the center of the harbor. On Sunday, Rosita took us on a tour of the real Hong Kong. We could not go ten feet without someone trying to sell us a watch, handbag or a tailored suit that they would make for you in a few hours. But then we were introduced to a quieter version of Hong Kong. We visited local markets, ate Wonton Noodle soup, and drank milk tea. We saw all their special herbs and some parts of animals I really never want to see again. It really made a difference to have a personal guide, a specialist who calls this destination her home. The next day, Bert and I ventured out on our own on the subway system. We traveled to a zen garden and nunnery and sought out the local Catholic Church, rare oases of serenity and spirituality amid the hubbub.