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'Journeys in Hong Kong and Beyond'

Xmas and NYE Break in Thailand

I spent Christmas and New Years on the island of Samui in Thailand. The locals call it Koh Samui, but Koh means island and I didn’t want to be redundant.  I stayed at a four star resort for the entire relaxing two week vacation. Peace Resort provided Nance and I with continental breakfast each morning,…

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The Big, The Small and The Ones I Don’t Want in My Flat

It has been 1 month, 1 week, 6 days, 5 hours and 33 mins since my last blog. I know because of the time stamp on my previous blog and my ability to use a calculator.  I have been agonizing over what to write about these last forty-three days. My previous posts, I realized, have had a…

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Dollar Stores?

Shopping at a dollar store in Canada one finds many items made in China.  Plastic toys, screwdrivers, paper party plates, and even the glassware all produced, processed and packaged in the Peoples Republic.  You can then sympathies with my assumption that here in Hong Kong the dollar stores would not only be ubiquitous but chalk full…

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The Night Market

The night market opens as the sunsets two blocks west of Nathan Rd on Temple Street. Booths of steel pipes and mismatched tarps are constructed to host a variety of goods and hagglers alike.  The term night market is a little misleading, I arrived at nine o’clock expecting a night of bargaining but when midnight rolled around the…

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A snippet of what I have been up to since I have arrived in Hong Kong.

I am currently enjoying a week off of school and protests have thwarted my plans to visit Kowloon so you get to enjoy another blog. I recently shared some photos with all of you and I feel that I should provide some further description of the things I have been doing. A couple of weeks…

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Grumble Grumble

I never thought putting pixels to screen would leave me feeling bewildered, but here I am at my desk unsure what to type. My previous entry came so easily; I was in a new country with colourful, dominant and juxtaposing surroundings. My whole World had changed and the words poured out of me to share with…

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a magical place where Tiffany’s and Dior share the block with fresh fish vendors and live chickens in cages awaiting their fate at the dinner table.  The high-rises sore to the clouds, shimmering in the hot sun, while below the city is alive with bargain shoppers and Ferrari drivers.  Few cities rival…

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