My plan in going to Hong Kong had been to seek out the route, more or less along Maclehose Trail, that the Fjällräven Classic’s expansion to Hong Kong will take. I couldn’t even find out the exact route, though. So, I had already planned to only go on a part of Maclehose Trail, and to detour […]
Hong Kong is a pleasure, but also a pain. The urban mass of humanity, the heat and humidity make it not exactly comfortable. The mixture of East and West, the extremely urbanized city in proximity to nature make it fascinating to see. We went from Hainan to Hong Kong just as a tropical depression (almost […]
Foodies are still made fun of, but food is one of the great pleasures (and mere necessities) of life. This alone would make it something to consider – and try – in any attempt to learn to be at home in this world, and at home in distinct places. But then, there’s even more when […]
Hong Kong is shopping, Hong Kong is skyscrapers, Hong Kong is the crush of people in … well, most places. It is also, however, lush mountains on the other side of the skyline, spirituality at the curbside, green and wet markets not unlike those in rural China – and it is, with Kwai Tsing Container […]
China needs a moral core, and it needs religion to gain that, some people argue. I am not convinced, but rather into exploring how people – be they others or us – do or do not make themselves at home, aiming to find how to really live in this world. Religion and spirituality certainly are a part […]
As an avid explorer of chilli and cuisines, the ChiliCult-ist, I love discovering markets. (There is a whole series on that over on ChiliCult.) This time, around Hong Kong’s North Point, I took the chance not just to document a bit of what’s on offer here (stories as that tells on the relationship of people […]
Visit a new place, and everything seems new and exciting, and therefore, at least there is engagement with where you now are. Just as the only-too-well-known where we feel we are at home is not really seen anymore because of its familiarity (even as there would be a lot more to discover), however, so the […]
Hong Kong’s A Symphony of Lights is rather too touristy for the “at home-r,” not to mention of dubious value when seen from an environmental perspective – but it’s still a part of modern China, illustrative of the rise that is happening and desired. Kinda pretty, too.