Wine is not as expensive as we expected. Nothing like Spain of course, but a half-decent bottle is 500 Hong Kong dollars (5 euros) in the supermarket.
October 2nd, 34C, sunny - gorgeous day at the beach, Repulse Bay this time, just a 30 min bus ride from home.
Different fish here. So far I’ve cooked mud carp and striped catfish. Both very tasty.
I honestly haven’t been anywhere where pedestrians walk soooo slowly.
October 3rd, it hasn’t rained for a week! Maybe that’s the end of the wet season.
It’s cooling down a little now, a comfortable 25-27ºC.
Lonely planet says it’s “suicidal” to cycle on Hong Kong island, so I took the bike out…
We can now count to 99! Once you’ve got 1 to 10 it’s simple, as 11 is literally ‘ten one’, 12 is ‘ten two’, 20 is ‘two ten’ and 98 is ‘nine ten eight’.
So, after me… Yat, Yih, Saam, Sei…
We did our first bit of proper hiking – ‘The Dragon’s Back.’ A sharp ridge along the Shek O peninsula with great views down to the sea on both sides.
I had an interview for a job (still not got one due to lack of visa) in a place called Anfield Kindergarten School. I didn’t feel I could mention to the headmistress that I’m a Liverpool fan.
That interview was the first time here I wore long trousers, socks and shoes.
I’m going to learn the name of one vegetable each time I go to buy stuff from the woman on the corner. So far: garlic (seung tau) and some Chinese green stuff (chaam sum)
The beer’s really good. Tsingtao my favourite at the moment.