Archive | May 2013

Motorbiking in China – should you dare?

I had this on my “motorbike” blog, but it’s also worth sharing here. Really hilarious!

Motorcycling in Hong Kong

If the universe is indeed indefinitely large, surely the human intelligence must also be indefinitely large or, alas, indefinitely small. A vailid proof of the latter hypothesis was provided by a motorist in China. The video below is hilarious. You might not be surprised to know that I haven’t used a motorbike in Mainland China before. For very good reasons as you can see…..

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Hong Kong’s dark skies….

Dark clouds over Hong Kong

Without a doubt, right now is not the right time to visit Hong Kong. From May all the way to July/August you’ll experience the infamous subtropical “rain season”. That means, the thermostat is going up towards 30C and stays between 28C and 34C – day and night. Throw in a bit of humidity (80% to 99%) and you end up with a “real feel” temperature of more than 40C. The moment you leave your hotel you’ll start sweating. And you start freezing once you enter one of the hundreds of shopping malls here – they cool is down to what must be 18C….

However, the rain season allows you to take some staggering photos of Hong Kong. Last Saturday, after my Chinese class, I walked around Tsim Sha Tsui, the southern Tip of the Kownloon peninsula that allows stunning views on Hong Kong’s business districts – Central, Admiralty and Wanchai.

The clouds were spectacular. Unfortunately I only had my iPhone with me to take photos. Nevertheless, they turned out pretty good….

 

 

 

How is Hong Kong like?

How is it living in Hong Kong? How is Hong Kong and Asia like?

I hear these questions often when I visit my friends in Europe. And I always tell them: Come and see yourself.

It’s very hard to describe life in Hong Kong (and Asia). It’s just so much different. Faster, bigger, more brutal but also more entertaining, mind-blowing, more fun.

I came across this video today and it just blew me away. That’s pretty much how I’d sum up Hong Kong….

Hong Kong is Home. from Javin Lau on Vimeo.

Hong Kong’s green lungs – Pat Sin Leng Nature Trail

Hong Kong's Green Lungs

Hong Kong’s Green Lungs

When thinking about “Hong Kong” huge skyscrapers, crammed streets, shopping malls, restaurants and outrageous real estate prices will come to mind. Bad air as well. But Hong Kong is more than just shopping and eating. If you want, you can find some of the most stunning green spots. Hiking for hours without meeting anyone is possible, especially if you go during the week.  Read More…