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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

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Hong Kong island

Kwun Yam shrine, Repulse BayToday I visited Hong Kong island for the first time this trip.  I don't find it terribly appealing, if I'm honest. All those ridiculously tall buildings crammed together.  It's just not my cup of cha. Anyway, as soon as I could, I left the urban hell that is Hong Kong Central… Continue reading Hong Kong island

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Lantau

It's been another glorious day.  I visited Lantau island - which I have been to before.  Last time I visited the Po Lin monastery and its Big Buddha I arrived on a misty, mysterious morning.  The Buddha, on his lotus, wafted in and out of view as the clouds shifted.  There were quite a lot of people… Continue reading Lantau

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Jetlag

Oh dear - 4 hours ago I was weak and floppy with exhaustion and went to sleep. Now, at midnight, I am wide awake again... and a little bit hungry.In addition, dull and repetitive music seems to be coming out of my toilet. That's not normal, surely?I am in Hong Kong. I tried hard to… Continue reading Jetlag