Hong Kong Archive

  • <p>This is our last day in Honkers. We fly out later this evening for Paris. </p>
<p>I’m calling it ‘honkers’ because that what the British tourists call it – and what a bunch of sour-pusses they are. Never in my life have I heard so much whining about everything, especially “how they can’t speak proper English.” It makes me wonder what their expectations were before they arrived. Surprisingly, the German tourists here are quite nice. Previously (the September 2005 trip to France) we only encountered the sort of German tourist which led us to dub them “the Americans of Europe.” Here,  […]</p>

    Hong Kong is no longer British. Deal with it.

    This is our last day in Honkers. We fly out later this evening for Paris.

    I’m calling it ‘honkers’ because that what the British tourists call it – and what a bunch of sour-pusses they are. Never in my life have I heard so much whining about everything, especially “how they can’t speak proper English.” It makes me wonder what their expectations were before they arrived. Surprisingly, the German tourists here are quite nice. Previously (the September 2005 trip to France) we only encountered the sort of German tourist which led us to dub them “the Americans of Europe.” Here, […]

  • <p> Hong Kong is a city bilt on the vertical rather than the horizontal; that is, all building is up rather than out. There are high-rise apartment and office blocks everywhere, many built in farms of so mny buildings per row for so many rows. It looks like a cleaner version of the Soviet worker ghettos or the projects of Harlem and New York City. It’s the only way to fit so many people in so small a space.</p>
<p>It is also a city which is unashamedly racist in that your occupation can be guessed with a fair degree of accuracy  […]</p>

    Hong Kong By Day

    Hong Kong is a city bilt on the vertical rather than the horizontal; that is, all building is up rather than out. There are high-rise apartment and office blocks everywhere, many built in farms of so mny buildings per row for so many rows. It looks like a cleaner version of the Soviet worker ghettos or the projects of Harlem and New York City. It’s the only way to fit so many people in so small a space.

    It is also a city which is unashamedly racist in that your occupation can be guessed with a fair degree of accuracy […]