I've said it before, but for such a high-rise city, Hong Kong is not exactly overflowing with choice when it comes to viewing the city from above. Yes, there are skyscrapers, and yes,...Read More »
Organisers are claiming a record turn out for last night's 25th anniversary commemoration of the Tia...
After the success of last week's Hong Kong in silhouette series, I t...
Dim sum. Is there anything that sums up Cantonese cuisine more than ...
I’d stayed the night, or what was left of it, in a cheap hotel somew...
Down with the old, up with the new. Such is the way in contemporary ...
The sport is called Jianzi (毽子). Most often seen being played by old folk in Chinese parks and public spaces, in its recreational form, it is a game of improbable behind-the-back shots and...Read More »
I don't make the effort to get up to Central often enough at night to take photos. But here's a shot of the Bank of China Tower that I took while putting my...Read More »
There are two types of people in this world: those who see street food as a one way ticket to toilet town, and those - let’s say, more adventurous souls - who see it as the guiding principle of their entire travel experience. Indeed, there are even those who would go so far as to choose a destination based not upon the beauty of the beaches or what there is to see and do, but on the novelty of what they can put in their mouths when they get there.Read More »
It's July 1st, HKSAR Establishment Day. Better known as HKSAR Anti-Establishment Day. I'm still stuck in England so there will be no photos this time round. But here's one from a few years back. F@%k the Police, indeed! You can check out more of my Hong Kong People & Portraits in my galleries section. Enjoy!Read More »
Let's cut to the chase, when we talk about Hong Kong hill views, nothing beats Lion Rock. There are those that are taller. There are those that are closer to the "action". But for spectacular, 360° views, smack in the centre of everything,...Read More »
There are wartime tunnels all over Hong Kong. You wouldn't know it if you weren't looking, but I guess any tunnel worth the digging should strive to make itself at least a little tough to find. The Japanese were evidently pretty busy during their three...Read More »
We’d passed through Ulan-Ude before dawn and woke to a Trans-Siberian sunrise with over 5000 km still to go. The low-rolling hills and Mongolian pasture of the afternoon before – that had shone after the morning’s rain – had morphed into hillsides forested with fir and spruce as we approached Lake Baikal. We were in a different land now, where the taiga would soon stretch seemingly forever with the same despairing permanence and the faces outside were no longer Asian.Read More »
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Modern China has a history of elevating the carefully chosen everyman to hero, sometimes even mythic, status.
Think Wang Jinxi, better known as Iron Man Wang, the oil driller who became a symbol of proletarian perseverance in...Read More »
Rating: China in ten words. For a nation of over a billion people, with a history of over four millennia, it seems ten words just wouldn’t suffice to say all ...Read More »