Posts from China


Hong Kong Path 3

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, it’s been a turbulent couple of weeks in Hong Kong and I find myself at another set of crossroad considering my…

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Tai Long Wan Hiking & Camping

At the beginning of October, when the weather begins to cool down, Hong Kong celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) with a long weekend break, which this year I used…

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Japan makes peace with China and Korea

“Permanent Revolution” by World Order / Genki Sudo

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Streets of Sheung Wan

To the west of Hong Kong’s frenetic Central district lies its quiet neighbour Sheung Wan (上環), one of the earliest places to be settled after Hong Kong became…

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Walled Villages in Sha Tin

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the shore of Guangdong in southern China suffered from pirate attacks. Locals built walled villages in order to defend themselves…

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Hong Kong – City Without Ground

If you’ve ever visited Hong Kong you will have undoubtably discovered that the city has three distinct, albeit tangled, levels - street level, underground and overground – which can…

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Yuelu Academy in Changsha

Earlier this month I spent a weekend in Changsha (长沙), the capital city of Hunan province (south-central China), to attend a friend’s wedding. Changsha is typical…

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Tap Mun Island in Sai Kung

The amazing thing about living in Hong Kong is that you’re never more than 30-40 minutes away from beautiful mountain scenery and pristine beaches despite most…

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Hong Kong in 1966

We’ve looked at footage of Hong Kong in the 1930′s before but here’s some more fascinating video from a Spanish television program of what it looked like almost…

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Kite Flying at Night in Shanghai

Walk through any park at the weekend in China and you’re more than likely to find groups of people flying wonderfully decorated kites high in the…

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