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I sometimes wonder how people in HK generally have good health and lead long lives… Is this their secret recipe?

I sometimes wonder how people in HK generally have good health and lead long lives… Is this their secret recipe?

中国北京海淀区成府路。Chengfu Road, between Peking University and Wudaokou, a popular area among students for eating, drinking, and shopping.

中国北京海淀区成府路。Chengfu Road, between Peking University and Wudaokou, a popular area among students for eating, drinking, and shopping.

This is fast becoming a food blog… 呷哺呷哺 (Xiabuxiabu) is a very popular chain of hotpot restaurants that I’ve been to twice so far. It’s vastly cheaper than hotpot in Britain and tastier too, despite being at the inexpensive end of the market here. Definitely worth a try if you can avoid the busiest times, when people are queuing outside.

I joined a PKU trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu last weekend. Although I’d been to this part before, it was in the depths of Beijing’s icy winter, so a summer visit was very different. Two of us climbed beyond the tourist area onto a part of the wall that hasn’t been renovated. The views were as spectacular as before and it was worth the extra hike in hot weather to get away from the crowds and scramble over the ruins.

I joined a PKU trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu last weekend. Although I’d been to this part before, it was in the depths of Beijing’s icy winter, so a summer visit was very different. Two of us climbed beyond the tourist area onto a part of the wall that hasn’t been renovated. The views were as spectacular as before and it was worth the extra hike in hot weather to get away from the crowds and scramble over the ruins.

I’ve twice been to Wangfujing snack street (王府井小食街), once in the day and once at night. It’s an atmospheric and hectic lane in the heart of a modern shopping district.