Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover still matters

I’ll get back to talking about travelling soon (I promise!) but I want to talk about something else that’s currently topical and also close to my heart: the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover. I have friends and relatives in Hong Kong but I’m not a Hong-Konger, nor have I ever technically lived there. But … More Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover still matters

Hong Kong’s future: 18 years after the handover and my experience of the protests

The 1st July 1997 marks a significant day in history. On this day, 18 years ago, Hong Kong was officially handed back to the People’s Republic of China after an emotional and poignant ceremony on 30th June. The handing over of Hong Kong marked the end of the British Empire as it was known. For … More Hong Kong’s future: 18 years after the handover and my experience of the protests

Hong Kong: Temples, Monasteries and the Giant Buddha

Hong Kong can feel a little over-whelming at times and you might find yourself wanting to seek out a bit of peace amongst the hussle. One thing I love about Hong Kong’s culture is the traditional Chinese beliefs and variety of religions that underlie everyday life. Throughout the city and further are a variety of different … More Hong Kong: Temples, Monasteries and the Giant Buddha