Tag Archives: China

Aeroplane, Kowloon, Hong Kong 1996

Sunday Photo – Hong Kong Flight Path 1996

Before Hong Kong built a new airport on Lamma Island aeroplanes used to land on a landing strip on crowded Hong Kong Island. The flight path took the planes low over Kowloon where this shot was taken.

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #8 – Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China (population 7.4 million) I visited the then British colony in 1996, a trip that was also to see me taking a slow boat to China and a fast one to then Portuguese Macau. I travelled with my brother Ed and we had a fantastic time. Here are some of the highlights. Victoria […]

Year Of The Dog – A Chinese Restaurant Experience

In honour of the Chinese New Year of the Dog I am sharing again my stand-out restaurant experience in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, or Canton to give its anglicised name. My brother and I had travelled to the birthplace of Chiang Kai-shek, who served as the leader of the Republic of China between […]

The Cantonese Snake Restaurant

I have dined in a handful of Michelin Star restaurants in my time, taken lunch with high society at The Ivy and had the world famous salad at The Waldorf. All enjoyable in their way, but nowhere near as much fun as dining  with locals in a far flung location in a culture very different […]

A-Z April Challenge – Guangzhou

I visited the city better known in Europe as Canton in 1991, arriving by rusty old ship from Hong Kong. You can read about my journey and arrival in one of my earliest posts A Slow Boat To China. As well as the journey over, I had a couple of days there that I will […]

VESSEL – MY TWENTY-SECOND TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

I have been on vessels of all shapes and sizes from rowing boats to cruise ships from battle ships to pleasure boats and from submarines to a Chinese junk. You have already read accounts of my experiences on a paddle steamer, a foxtrot sub, a ferry boat, a kayak and some cruise ships, whilst there […]

A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA

A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA Today I am going to take you on a sea journey of discovery from the fabulously wealthy former British colony of Hong Kong to The Peoples Republic of China. The year was 1991, just two years since the Tiananmen Square massacre had grabbed the world’s headlines and six years before […]