Back to China

Yum cha breakfast at Lin Heung Kui (居香蓮 - Fragrant Lotus). There are at least two branches of this tea house, as I went to the original when I was studying here. It’s an authentic taste of old Hong Kong that continues as it has done for decades. The surroundings are unpretentious and Cantonese/Mandarin is essential (or of course gesticulating and pointing!) Because I arrived alone the waiter sat me with a Mandarin-speaking Japanese lady and suggested we chat!!

Yum cha breakfast at Lin Heung Kui (居香蓮 - Fragrant Lotus). There are at least two branches of this tea house, as I went to the original when I was studying here. It’s an authentic taste of old Hong Kong that continues as it has done for decades. The surroundings are unpretentious and Cantonese/Mandarin is essential (or of course gesticulating and pointing!) Because I arrived alone the waiter sat me with a Mandarin-speaking Japanese lady and suggested we chat!!

Wandering around Sheung Wan 在上環到外边散步 (at 上環)

Wandering around Sheung Wan 在上環到外边散步 (at 上環)

今天出国留学

At the end of every summer I’m surprised at how quickly it’s gone - two or three months disappear in a whirlwind of everything that was put to the side during term time. I’m leaving Britain today for a week in Hong Kong before moving onto Beijing and the start of my fifth year at university. Facebook, Youtube, etc, are blocked in the PRC but I may be able to use them if my VPN works smoothly. Family and friends at home, see you next year!

historicaltimes:

Houses along the Han River, Seoul, Korea 1961

Seoul’s transformation is incredible!

historicaltimes:

Houses along the Han River, Seoul, Korea 1961

Seoul’s transformation is incredible!

After sorting out some confusion with my university applications, I’m now pretty much ready to leave for China in a week’s time. Before starting classes in Beijing, however, I am spending a week in Hong Kong - the first time I’ve been there since leaving a year and two months ago. As well as seeing friends and enjoying being a tourist it should let me get over my jet lag before term begins. I took this photo about two years ago in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣) - a busy (even by HK standards) that is the world’s most expensive for retail space!

After sorting out some confusion with my university applications, I’m now pretty much ready to leave for China in a week’s time. Before starting classes in Beijing, however, I am spending a week in Hong Kong - the first time I’ve been there since leaving a year and two months ago. As well as seeing friends and enjoying being a tourist it should let me get over my jet lag before term begins. I took this photo about two years ago in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣) - a busy (even by HK standards) that is the world’s most expensive for retail space!