Seeing the world in glorious HD

Some sort of magic happened when we crossed the world with our apple tv and our Netflix account. Despite reading online that we wouldn’t be able to access UK Netflix from a Hong Kong address, upon buying our gratuitous television (owing to the cheapness of electronics in Asia and the novelty of the freedom to select our own TV), Netflix worked right away. Having access to only cantonese and mandarin language channels via cable, Netflix has been our Hero. Continue reading

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Living in a cage with the door wide open

When I was young I was a gymnast. I could tumble and dance and show off to a reasonable standard. I could do things non-gymnasts thought were impressive. Grandparents, teachers and well meaning strangers would say: “We’ll be seeing you in the Olympics one day”. Only, they wouldn’t. I started gymnastics at age 7, and although I progressed quickly through the different ability groups, at age 7 I had started too late. I had too many habits that couldn’t be unlearned, I hadn’t maintained the flexibility I had when I was five, and I was years behind in terms of technical ability. I wasn’t brave enough to fling myself upside-down with wild abandon and this meant I was not going to the Olympics in over a decades time. At age 10 I knew I was a gymnast, but a recreational one. In fact, the classes I attended were only to raise money to fund the serious gymnasts. Continue reading

8 insider tips on making the most of your trip to Disneyland Hong Kong

The festivities of the mid-autumn festival are accompanied with a much coveted 3 day weekend, with so much to see and do in Hong Kong making the most of your time here is an absolute must and what better way than with a trip to the happiest place in Hong Kong!

Here’s some insider tips on how to have magical fun like a complete pro:

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Take the jug and run!

We have done a lot of shopping since we arrived, one of us has enjoyed this much more than the other, a statement which needs no clarification.

The innate affection of Hong Kong for all things procedural saturates all aspects of life here, and never does it feel more evident, more cumbersome, and more inhibitive, than when shopping.

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