Category Archives: Hong Kong

Red Chilli – not for the faint hearted

Over a week ago now but we recently enjoyed a Saturday afternoon and evening in Manchester. No point in driving when the reliable and inexpensive Marple train gets you into Piccadilly in 23 minutes saving certain blood pressure increases on … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

It’s time to return to the UK in mind as well as the body which landed well over a week ago. It seems that the rain has not stopped since punctuated only by news bulletins that the South East is … Continue reading

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Putting ourselves in their places on Elgin Street

Australia son returns to Melbourne this evening and the others get their noses back to the grindstone. We holidaymakers take a stroll and decide to lunch in SOHO on Elgin street. This street is one of the epicentres of the … Continue reading

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We are All-in at the Gran Lisboa, Macau

Another country today, we go to New Lands as dear old Uncle Sepp would say. Our destination is another SAR (Special Administrative Region) of China, Macau. The former Portuguese colony was handed back to China in 1999, the same year … Continue reading

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From the Peak to Shek O and back to Bombay

Our working hosts take a deserved lie in after the stresses of the week and the weekend begins a little later. The weather, although humid, is still relatively overcast and although we all want to go to the beach there … Continue reading

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Kowloonside – Low Life and High Tea

Much of today is spent in Kowloon. Kowloon (which is a corruption of Kau Lung which means Nine Dragons referring to the nine hills above the city) is a part of Hong Kong on mainland China opposite Victoria Island or … Continue reading

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Aahm waiting for the man..reedeep

A somewhat domestic day today as the washing machine needs replacing in our hosts flat and we offer to stay close by for the call when the delivery arrives. Whilst OH enjoys the delights of a Chinese speaking hairdressers called Tommy’s (very brave) … Continue reading

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