Horse racing in Hong Kong

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 [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Sports and was tagged with Hong Kong, horse racing

The tranquil beauty of Yangshuo

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 [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Sports, Transport and was tagged with nature, cycling, China

London's 'green' Olympic park

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Toothpicker

A showcase for British horticulture
The park
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 [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, British design, Eco designs, Sports, Gardens & parks, Design, Contemporary and was tagged with London, Olympics 2012, British design, contemporary architecture

Olympic fever in London

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 [...]

This post was posted in London, Sports and was tagged with London, Olympics 2012

My Cigno Seventy

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 [...]

This post was posted in London, Sports, Italian design, Design, Transport and was tagged with London, cycling, Cigno Seventy

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