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February 7, 2007

Lion DanceFebruary 17th to the 20th is Chinese new year, or Lunar new year if you want to be more accurate. This is the time of year where people head off to home towns to visit with family and basically make travelling anywhere an absolute nightmare. I had hoped to head off possibly to Taiwan or maybe Mainland China for a few days but decided against it when I noticed that travel costs doubled and basically everyone and their dog was heading to and from somewhere as well. The pictures of lineups to buy train tickets was enough to dissuade me from any travel in the Mainland.

Instead, I’ll do what I keep saying I’ll do and that is to actually explore various areas around Hong Kong. Though I do plan on a day trip into Macau since it’s only about a one to one-and-a-half ferry ride away.

There are going to be quite a number of events for Lunar new year including fireworks, people visiting shrines, and lion dances (similar to the attached picture). Hopefully after the holidays I’ll have more images to post for everyone to see. (I actually get two weeks off, not just the official 4 days. This being a teacher thing does have its benefits).

二月17日から20日までは旧暦の新年です。この休みはおぼんに似ています。人々は故郷に帰ります。タイワンや中国に行きたかったですけれど、旅行の費用は高かったです。代わりに香港のいろいろ所に行くつもりです。多分マカオに日帰り旅行します。あそこまでフェリーで一時間半ぐらいかかります。

香港でたくさん太陰の新年のイベントがあります。人々は神社に行たり、花火を見たり、ライオンダンスがあります。僕の休みは二月15日から28日まで(日本に住んでいる友達、ごめんね)。そのあとほかの写真をポストします。

Sometimes, I just wanna do this. 時々これもしたいんです。
Sometimes I just wanna do this

One Comment leave one →
  1. Ohta permalink
    February 8, 2007 3:02 am

    ゴードンさん、エムツーフォト太田です。
    ブログ始められたのですね!
    おめでとうございます。

    めがねをかけた子供のおどけた表情がいいですね。

    これからも、ブログ、楽しみにしています!

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