Archive | December 2011

When will China overtake the U.S.?

Without a doubt, China will be the world power in the 21st century. With 1.1. billion consumers it is only a matter of time until it will surpass the U.S. as the biggest economy before she will be surpassed by India, sometime in the second part of the 21st century. Read More…

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Macau – Hong Kong’s neglected little brother

I hopped over to Macau for the weekend to enjoy some fantastic Portuguese seafood. Most people who come to for a visit Hong Kong only stay in the former British colony. Unfortunately they don’t make it over to Macau, but it’s worth a visit. Simply a day tour to Macau is enough to see most of what the former Portuguese colony has in stock. Read More…

Clear Sky over Hong Kong

Hong Kong is currently under the influence of a northern monsoon. That means:

  1. It’s freezing cold (for Hong Kong): below 10C
  2. There’s blue sky, clean air and sunshine

Particularly clean air has been a rare occurrence over the last years. Faced with polluted air from the factories in Guangdong Province and (Hong Kongers often choose to ignore this fact) traffic, Hong Kong’s air quality has been on constant decline over the years. It is striking that the main culprit for Hong Kong’s bad air is – public transport. Read More…

Hong Kong’s other side

Hong Kong is equivalent to skyscrapers, busy streets, millions of people and abundance of noise. At least that’s what everyone thinks.

Most people are surprised when faced with the fact that more than 50% of Hong Kong’s territory is nature. Rain forest.

Hong Kong’s other side offers an abundance of beautiful spots. Hiking, cycling, diving (let’s not mention the water quality though).

Just a week ago I went hiking from Sai Kung to Clear Water Bay. The hike is quite an easy one, more like a walk in the park, and offers breathtaking views. Read More…