Everything is different now. There is still steam and lush green hills but it’s 30 degrees and the plants on those hills look distinctly more jungle like. Victoria and Mark live in Hong Kong and on my recent trip over they showed me around their favourite parts of the city. This included a beautiful little temple tucked away in the small streets of Wan Chai, the famous Blue House, Tai Lung Fung – a small bar bringing back memories of 1960s Hong Kong – and the Wan Chai wet markets. They took me on hikes up those rain forest mountains, we ate all the food (sadly the little piggie custard buns are not pictured) and ended up with our feet in the sand watching the sun set at South Beach Bay on a Sunday night.
Travelling to foreign countries and visiting new cities is always an adventure but spending time with people who live and breathe those cities is priceless. I feel very lucky that Victoria and Mark have become such good friends of mine. Here’s to many more years and international meet ups in our future.
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