People decorate the doors to their flats for the occasion
The temple near my house is packed during CNY holiday
A group of my students also asked me to lunch over the Chinese New Year holiday, which I thought was super sweet. They took me a Chinese yum cha place, and one of them was genuinely surprised that I knew how to use chopsticks. Ha!
With my students during CNY
Living in a city I don't feel the need to escape from is such a big change from Quito. It was a rare long weekend when I chose to stay in Quito- most of the time I hopped on a bus to the cloud forest or Andes instead. But I love Hong Kong so much, and we have such a variety of options for exploring within the city limits, that I rarely feel the need to get out.
Red lanterns are everywhere in the city this time of year
...and all the times
Watching the CNY fireworks from my friend's rooftop