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Hot Weather Warning  Posted on 08/01/2014
Back in the mists of time (or, February) I published a piece on the cold weather that Hong Kong had been suffering under. 15 degrees and all that. How we laughed. Thing is, right now, I can’t even imagine what 15 degrees feels like....
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Coloane, Macau  Posted on 06/21/2014
I recently took the short ferry ride from Hong Kong to spend a weekend in Macau – the gambling capital of China. In fact, of the world. But at the south of the territory, away from the razzamatazz and the people, you can...
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Walks 8: Hong Kong Trail Stage 8 – Dragon’s Back  Posted on 05/10/2014
It’s a rite of passage for the freshly arrived expatriate in Hong Kong – doing the Dragon’s Back. Despite sounding like a Medieval euphemism for something saucy (“‘Tis true, Sir Beaumont, I espied them in the...
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The Big Buddha and Tai O  Posted on 04/13/2014
Living in Hong Kong means that, as time goes by, you stop doing the touristy stuff. But when you get visitors, as I did recently, you’re forced out of bed and out in to the wider world of giant Buddhas and rickety fishing villages....
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In Print…  Posted on 03/29/2014
  The Hong Kong Writers Circle has just published its 2014 Anthology – ‘Another Hong Kong’. A range of short stories and poetry re-imagining the city in the past, in the present, in the future… Well...
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Walks 7: Maclehose Trail Section 5, Lion Rock  Posted on 03/15/2014
Today’s walk takes us high in to the hills overlooking downtown Hong Kong. In Cantonese, Kowloon means ‘Nine Dragons’ – one dragon for every hill in this range. And the most striking dragon is, um, a lion. From most...
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