Wednesday, February 28, 2007

far travels

Did I tell you? I'm going to Hong Kong on Friday.

Yes, I am. The Hong Kong International School and the Man Festival invited me out there for the next 14 days, I think due to the attention that author Roseanne Thong (who lives in HK) has gotten there for the books we did together. Thanks, Roseanne!

But the trip is a little bittersweet. It's been in the works for a while; originally Robert was going to come with me and it was going to be a grand adventure. Unfortunately, his recent decline ruined those plans--but his current stable status does at least allow me to go (unlike the Feb. San Diego trip that had to be canceled completely--sorry San Diego! Hope you don't hate me!).

So, go I will. And I am determined to still make it an adventure, even though I admit to being a bit intimidated trying to explore Hong Kong by my lonesome. Luckily, the HKIS and SCBWI coordinators have graciously offered their guidance--which I am SO going to take them up on. Boy, are they going to regret that. I've declined to tell them about one of my most annoying traits--my love of vacation photography. I am the worst Asian sightseer off the tour bus, clicking away and always asking people to take a photo of me in front of some iconic monument. That's the one thing Robert said he's glad he's going to miss.

5 comments:

tumbletell said...

wow! what a trip! bon voyage!
hope to see some pictures when you get back.
alissa

ChatRabbit said...

Grace- enjoy! I have been twice, but never for long enough to do real sightseeing. What an amazing city, though!

alvina said...

Have a great trip!!! Take lots of pics.

Connie said...

How exciting! Have a great time! Tell Roseanne Connie says "Hi".

Ranida said...

Have a grand adventure, Grace!! Have fun sightseeing and snapping away! Don't worry about being annoying ;P We'll be thinking of you (having fun and snapping away...) R&L