Discovering Hong Kong One Dumpling at a Time.

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My name is Mirna and I am, you guessed it, a very tall Croatian girl that just moved to Hong Kong. This is my attempt to share the amazement, wonder and pure bewilderment I experience in every day life.

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31st October 2011

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Helps to clear your drain of hair, bones, clothes and other organic rubbish. Perfect if you have a dead body in your bathtub! 

Helps to clear your drain of hair, bones, clothes and other organic rubbish. Perfect if you have a dead body in your bathtub! 

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28th October 2011

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Walking your pets in Hong Kong. As I was taking the photo he said, “Say hi!”, and the birds did!

Walking your pets in Hong Kong. As I was taking the photo he said, “Say hi!”, and the birds did!

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2nd September 2011

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Mister cab driver! Let me in!

Mister cab driver! Let me in!

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15th August 2011

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Burek in Hong Kong!

Burek in Hong Kong!

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9th February 2011

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Hanoi Madness

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18th December 2010

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Christmas in Hong Kong

Christmas Decorations Hong Kong Style

Christmas Decorations Hong Kong Style

Christmas Decorations Hong Kong Style

Bears on Canton Rd

Bears on Canton Rd

Bears on Canton Rd

Bears on Canton Rd

Xmas table in Elements

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16th December 2010

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Discovery bay to Mui Wo Hike

The hike starts with a light walk next to the beach in DB. After passing the marina the scene changes from the very rich expat community to a very local one. The hike will take you pass (and through!) some of the local houses:

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo hike

Along the way is the Trappist Monastery

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo hike

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo hike

After the monastery the climb becomes steeper and in hot and humid weather it can seem never-ending. Even though Mr thought I was having a heart attack I think the view from peak was worth the blood, sweat & tears

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo hike

Discovery Bay to Mui Wo hike

The hike ends in Mui Wo and mandatory beer in China Bear.

Mui Wo

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7th December 2010

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at Happy Foot Reflexology Center in Hong Kong.  “Do not scream” nicely sums up Chinese reflexology foot massage and still I keep coming back for more.

at Happy Foot Reflexology Center in Hong Kong.  “Do not scream” nicely sums up Chinese reflexology foot massage and still I keep coming back for more.

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21st November 2010

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Beijing

Traffic, temples, people in the parks, more traffic, food. Some things I loved, like the Great Wall, seeing people playing Chinese chess in the parks, old man flying his kite next to a lake, while others not so much. It was really, really hard to get around: it takes forever to get anywhere since Beijing is one big traffic jam and all taxi drivers are maniacs. No, I will not understand Mandarin if it’s repeated slower and louder. It’s not OK to spit out of the car, reverse on a high-way, refuse to turn on the meter…But, back to the things I loved. Here are some snapshots of my favorite Beijing moments.

Lama Temple

Lama Temple

Temple of Confucius

Temple of Confucius

Confucius Teahouse

Confucius Teahouse

Hutong

Fancy doorway

Beihai Park

Beihai Park

Chinese chess in the Temple of Heaven park

Chinese chess

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

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28th October 2010

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Practicing Cantonese

We are in a lift going home after dinner, giggling. Doors close, then open again, a men comes in, mumbles something

HIM: Sorry, sorry…

ME: Mouh man tai (Canto: “no problem”).

He turns around and his wife and a kid get in. I can tell they are not from HK - uh-oh!

HIM: We are Japanese. I don’t know Cantonese…

ME: I’m soooo sorry.

HIM: Where are you from?

ME: We are from Croatia…

That seemed to make him happy.

HIS WIFE (laughs nervously): I’m sorry - he is drunk.

And “DING-DING!” they get out on the 41st floor. 

We get out of the lift trying to figure our what just went on. The options are

a) He was drunk.

b) He *really* is Japanese.

c) We are drunk.

I would put my money on all of the above. :-)

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