The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Friday, 21 May 2010

Asia's World City

There is a good reason for my week-long absence from this journal: we were away on a rather hectic business trip to Hong Kong. We were put up at the Mandarin Oriental, so we had a comfortable room to get back to at the end of each tiring day (and it was always so nice to open the door to a neat and clean room without having to lift a finger to clean). The trip was quite productive, mostly thanks to Rob's lovely aunt and her husband who have been residents of this beautiful city for over 10 years. Also thanks to this same couple, we had several good dining experiences during our stay, which you shall see in this journal over the next week or so. I'm glad to find that I still adore this city, even with a toddler in tow and a quite different agenda to our honeymoon trip to Hong Kong more than 5 years ago.

More posts to come on our food experiences in HK, but for the moment, please enjoy this shot of the delicious roast duck and char siew (barbecue pork) that my sister and I had for lunch on our last day in HK. (These Chinese-style roasted meats are not easy to find in Tokyo, and definitely not this cheap.)

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