Lighting up the night with Mid Autumn Festival
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Lighting up the night with Mid Autumn Festival

The moon is full and bright in the Hong Kong night sky. Summer heat and humidity might still be dominating the Hong Kong weather but it can’t stop people from celebrating as moon cakes appear everywhere and lanterns bring colour to the night.  Victoria Park is one of the main hubs for Mid Autumn Festival … Continue reading

A good Iced Chocolate is hard to find…
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A good Iced Chocolate is hard to find…

Ask for an iced chocolate in Hong Kong… and you’ll be served something like this. A hot chocolate (normally made mostly of water not milk) with ice cubes or crushed ice thrown in. This particular specimen even has the frothy topping of a hot chocolate with ice cubes bobbing in it. Impressive! No milky chocolatey … Continue reading

Hong Kong Ani-Com-Games Con 2014 … and let there be JETFIRE!
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Hong Kong Ani-Com-Games Con 2014 … and let there be JETFIRE!

Geek mum that I am I’ve never been brave enough to venture to the annual Ani-Com-Games Convention (Ani-Com as I call it) also known locally as the ACGHK. Crowds snake for hours waiting to get into the event for the opportunity to pick up rare figurines and other uniquely interesting knick-knacks and I’ve always dreaded the … Continue reading

Rocks and Ruins on Tung Ping Chau
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Rocks and Ruins on Tung Ping Chau

Tung Ping Chau is a small but fascinating island possibly as far away from Hong Kong as you can get without leaving Hong Kong. It is literally a few kilometres from Shenzhen and the Chinese Mainland, which is easily visible from much of the island. That’s China across the water… but I’m standing in Hong … Continue reading

10 Great Things about living in Hong Kong
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10 Great Things about living in Hong Kong

I’ve been feeling quite homesick of late for Sydney. Rather than wallow in all the problems living in Hong Kong makes one face I figured I would twist things around and look at the good stuff. There are a lot of great things about Hong Kong and often with the dilemmas of life we forget … Continue reading

Exploring Chi Lin Nunnery
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Exploring Chi Lin Nunnery

Adjoining Nan Lian Garden is Chi Lin Nunnery. Like the buildings in Nan Lian Garden the structures in the Nunnery are built without nails using traditional Tang Dynasty design. These buildings are relatively recent, constructed in the 1990’s however their styling is quite unique. Public access around the nunnery is limited to the ponds, temples and hallways … Continue reading