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More thoughts about introversion

I found another good article on introversion today - 10 Best Activities To Do With Introverts - though it should really be called '10 things for introverts to do mainly on their own'... These are so true for me. Single-player athletic activities? I enjoy yoga, hiking, running, cycling, skiing and geocaching - activities I can happily practice… Continue reading More thoughts about introversion

travel tales

Cosmic Guesthouse, Hong Kong

I've just written a review of the place I stayed on my last trip to Hong Kong. I thought I'd share it with you too: On my first trip to Hong Kong I stayed (not by choice) in a very nice, very ordinary, very western style hotel.  None of those words could really describe the… Continue reading Cosmic Guesthouse, Hong Kong

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Bugs

Source Yesterday was the Chinese Feast of Excited Insects - the start of spring - when insects begin to stir from their winter hibernation. Unfortunately, I have encountered a different sort of bug. In celebration of the excited insects I had some dim-sum (which I bought at the Chinese supermarket).  I suspect I didn't steam them quite long… Continue reading Bugs

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Home

What a long, long, long day that was.  Up at midnight (by my internal clock), a 12 hour flight, 3 hours in Charles de Gaulle airport, then another hour and a half flight back to Edinburgh.  Including buses to and from airports and security procedures it was 22 hours of travel in all. Oddly the last short… Continue reading Home

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Culture

The Peninsula, KowloonWhat a fantastically glorious day I've had. It started again with a bit o' tai-chi then a tasty dim sum breakfast in a lovely place called The Sweet Dynasty. I was going to have congee (a rice porridge apparently) but all the options included such delicacies as pig liver and cow tripe -… Continue reading Culture