Early morning incense rituals

If you are up and out early enough you can see the temple staff hanging up the intense coils for the day. This is Pak Shing temple located on Tai Ping Shan Street and this pic was snapped at about 8:15am.

The Olympics – advancing education around HK and China

A brilliant post by Aaron Mc Nicholas titled ‘How the Olympics advances education’. So, just so everyone is on the same page… Hong Kong is a city of the country of China. But up until 2047, when China has full control over Hong Kong (50 years after the British returned HK to China) , Hong Kong operates separately to China in pretty much every area except defence (HK has no army of its own). That means it has its own Olympic team!

Hello Nida!

Early this morning typhoon Nida came to visit us in Hong Kong. If this were a game of darts it would have been 50 points as it was a direct hit! Typhoons signal 8, gusts of 120kmph, amber rainstorm and warnings for flooding and landslides. Its been quite a day and it’s only lunch time!

Brilliant MTR artwork

We use the MTR (subway) a lot on our tours on Hong Kong. It’s fast, efficient and cheap and you can find some fantastic artwork in the stations. This is in Sai Ying Pun station on the Island Line.