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... was even better. We grabbed the ferry back over to Kowloon which cost us 20p each, to see the light show on the harbour. It was a bit cheesy and was hard to tell what was happening, but seeing the skyscrapers all lit up without the show was a sight anyway. We completed the day by losing phone battery and getting lost, but made it back to the hotel in the end. The next morning we didn't have any time to explore further so made our way straight to the airport, next stop ...
To an occasional visitor like me not much seems to have changed in Hong Kong since the UK handed over sovereignty to the People's Republic of China in 1997. But there's barely contained unrest over the PRC's apparent determination to field only its own candidates for the 2017 Chief Executive election, against the wishes of a significant and vocal section of the community who want to select their own candidates. Despite the tension, daily ...
... as these deities
are revered by fishing-based communities such as Cheung Chau.
The highlights of the festival are the Piu Sik (Floating Colours) parade,
where children dress up as deities and celebrities and balance on poles -
appearing to float through the air - and the Bun Scrambling
competition. This occurs at midnight later that day, and competitors
climb up a tower of buns, trying to grab as many as possible. An
accident occuring ...
... The U.S. isn't just full of a bunch of whities. Let's look at Germany, since it's one of the world's largest economies. Population of 80 million--pretty large for a condensed area. Here's the hilarity of one description of its demographics, according to worldpopulationstatistics.com (yeah, I went that far to prove a point): "The largest ethnic group Federal Republic of Germany is the native Germany group, which makes up about 92% of the population". That, in itself, ...
... are EXACTLY what you would expect from drinking with Irishmen. They drink excessively, they have heavy Irish accents, they call each other "lads", and they love to sing drinking songs. They are pretty hilarious.
Going to Lantau Island today to see the world's biggest Buddha and lots of great hiking. I'll take lots of pictures and post them to Facebook later.
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