Hong Kong Visit in November

I can’t believe it is 2012. I haven’t posted in two months, but I will try to catch up.

Hong Kong was what I imagined Shanghai to be. Lots of neon lights, lots of street markets, but also lots of English spoken everywhere. We were even able to figure out the bus system- – –  Although we did get lost once. We stayed at the Royal Plaza, which was expensive but wonderful. It was attached to a mall, which we really didn’t use except for the Crepe Store that had yummy crepes.

It took a while but we took the ferry to the Hong Kong Island side and finally found the longest escalator. We didn’t realize how “proper” the Hong Kong people were and found a stranger tapping us to tell us “You’re blocking the way” in a British accent.

We also went to the night laser show that was fun but a bit of a disappointment- I mean we do live in China and see fireworks on a regular basis.

Overall, it was a wonderful relaxing fun stay.

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About toniobarton

Toni Olivieri-Barton has been teaching 21st Century Skills to adults and children for over 20 years. She has worked in the education field for the last 10 years. She currently is a Director of Global and Tech Integration at Fountain Valley School. Her last job was as a librarian/media specialist and IB Coordinator at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School in Colorado Springs. She facilitated all 2nd through 5th graders to have an opportunity to flatten their learning by connecting with students from around the world. Previously, she worked in Shanghai, China as technology coordinator at Shanghai Community International School. During the past 10 years Toni has assisted three school districts with staff development. In 2016, Toni was also featured in the book “The Global Collaborator” by Julie Lindsay. In 2011 she won an ISTE Award in On-Line Learning. Toni holds a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Mathematics from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Toni finished her Master's in Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. As a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher, Edmodo Ambassador and Certified Trainer, and Graphite Certified Educator, Toni has brought global collaboration projects to her new school. She has also maintains a blog about technology integration. She will continue to bring her global collaboration experience to wherever her future takes her. In her spare time, Toni likes to hike, read, quilt and practice yoga.
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3 Responses to Hong Kong Visit in November

  1. Angelita Surage says:

    Thanks for posting – frank looks older!!!! we all miss you..continue with your adventure

  2. Jeanne Marie says:

    Love the pictures! Hope you are having fun.
    Love you, Jeanne Marie

  3. Erin johnston says:

    Great pictures! Looks like lots of fun! xoxox

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