Posted on May 16, 2013 by Toothpicker
An evening at the Hong Kong Jockey club in Happy Valley
Perhaps the British never imagined that horse racing would be a legacy of its colonial rule in Hong Kong! Now it is THE most popular sport event for locals and tourists alike, attracting crowds every week for ten months of the year [...]
Posted on April 29, 2013 by Toothpicker
Main: Camel hill in the background; bottom right: Moon hill
It has been years since I last visited China ( Hong Kong and Macau don't count), and Guilin has always been on my mind, so I suggested it to a friend who was also keen on exploring this part of China.
Our original plan [...]
Posted on August 11, 2012 by Toothpicker
A showcase for British horticulture
One of attractions of London is that it is a huge cosmopolitan city with lots of greenery. There are parks and squares in every neighbourhood, which makes this city a livable city despite the traffic and dense housing.
I was particularly curious when I heard that wild flowers [...]
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Posted on July 28, 2012 by Toothpicker
Like many of my London friends who left the city to avoid the Olympics, I was a bit sceptical about the event ( esp. with all the bad press beforehand) until I was out walking along the river with friends from overseas the day before the games.
The sun was shining and there [...]
Posted on July 22, 2012 by Toothpicker
Finally, the sun is out and I was able to take my beloved Cigno Seventy out for a ride in my local area...
As a huge supporter of online shopping, I buy almost everything online ( except for fresh food) including my bicycle from Italy! Two years ago, I was looking for a foldable [...]