For those that know me, I celebrate New Years in a different country every year.  it used to be city, but there are way too many in the world.  If I do it by country, I’ll get a lot more ground covered.  hey, you only live once; might as well experience as much as you can while you can still enjoy it.

Hong Kong is crazy during New years and I don’t mean Chinese  New Years, but the one most of the western world is practicing.  This time, it was with family, which is a new one for me as we live in different parts of the world.  It’s actually rare that my sister and I are in the same place at the same time.

Considering that the last time I was in Hong Kong, it was something like 1978 which for a lot of the readers here, it was before they were born.  I was only small at the time and HK has changed A LOT in the past 5 years…forget about the last 35 or so years!

I came to HK fully prepared to do anything ad go anywhere, but what to do?  I enlisted my sister’s fiance to go out and find us a place to party.  He knows HK better than us because he’s live with his expat parents there for about 4 years.

If you’re just new to the area, sometimes it’s more difficult to find something that one would enjoy as there is no shortage of parties, however, it may or may not be your cup of tea.  Sometimes you have to go with familiarity, such as places you are accustomed to.  A Pub!

We ended up bar hopping on Lockhart road where most of the expats hang out and ended the night close to another party mecca “Pok Fu Lam”.  First stop was “Carnegie’s”, a favourite of the local expats.  It was actually between “Trafalgars” across the street or Carnegies.  I’ve been to both and both are great places to hang, especially pay close attention to the food at Trafalgars….very good grub, plus they got Shisha…although, I think NYE had way too many people to smoke like that.