I had an extra long flight, so to break up the hours in the air, I decided to stop off in Hong Kong for a week.
I stepped out of a Kowloon shop with a new camera after dropping mine half an hour earlier and Aishwarya Rai’s famous face greeted me from her giant billboard.
Kowloon was not a beautiful part of town, but hidden close by a mosque, was Kowloon Park, clean, quiet, and beautifully maintained. Being the middle of summer, the shade was a welcomed retreat from the hot, steamy air.
I did little that first day after sitting on a nine-hour flight, except eat. Chinese food had never appealed to me, but I discovered that was because I’d never eaten it in China. I can still picture the restaurant where I ate seven years back even though I don’t remember the food; only that it was fantastic.