Hong Kong: Leaving the 852

The word ‘unprecedented’ is banded about a lot at the moment and, certainly, the world feels like a pretty topsy-turvy place as COVID-19 continues to completely disrupt lives. However, in many ways the residents of Hong Kong got an early taste of what ‘unprecedented’ really meant in 2019, back when the word ‘coronavirus’ was unknownContinue reading “Hong Kong: Leaving the 852”

Hong Kong: The Expat Factor

The past month has been so weird – my first month as an ‘official’ expat (though my badge is yet to arrive) has been hectic, stressful and involved countless journeys up, down and across Hong Kong. Now I’m finally settled in my new/old home, it’s only just dawning on me how wonderfully bonkers the pastContinue reading “Hong Kong: The Expat Factor”

Keep Calm and Occupy Central

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ll know that Hong Kong has been all over the news recently as the Occupy Central protest movement heats up. It’s a fascinating time to be living in the city, interacting with locals and watching history unfold in front of me. Interdisperse this withContinue reading “Keep Calm and Occupy Central”

Getting a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong…

I hate visas. They’re up there with seagulls, mushrooms and Sharon Osbourne, though it’s normally worth the stress when you get a nice, shiny label for your passport. I perhaps naively thought the process of getting into China would be quite simple, given how close (geographically) Hong Kong and the mainland are, but if anyoneContinue reading “Getting a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong…”

Getting to Grips with Hong Kong

Posts are a bit few and far between at the moment so apologies for that. Moving to the other side of the world really takes it out of you and so this is the first chance I’ve had to really sit and down and write a blog post. I feel like most posts are justContinue reading “Getting to Grips with Hong Kong”

Hong Kong: First Impressions…

So I made it! After around 15 hours of travelling, two planes, a train and a somewhat dubious taxi, I arrived at my new home for the year last week. Hong Kong is everything I had imagined and more: skyscrapers as far as the eye can see signal a modern metropolis and yet the streetsContinue reading “Hong Kong: First Impressions…”