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Published: April 5th 2013
Hong Kong at night
Night time street scene in Hong Kong.
We are joined in the evening by two Liverpudlians Tim and Craig, father and son, who have just finished their trip that started in Beijing and ended in Hong Kong. We all go out for a meal together and I find out what I'm in for as a vegetarian in China. There is not a lot on offer and it's mainly cabbage and rice as predicted. I'm sure there will be other stuff on offer but it's not looking too hopeful so far. Oh I did get to try lotus root which looked a bit like grey Swiss cheese but was nice and crunchy and quite tasty. It was also easy to pick up with chop sticks 😉
Aside: Aparently when westerners have been living in Hong Kong for ten years or more the locals call them Eggs because - they are white on the outside but yellow on the inside!
And so began our Chinese lessons. The most important being 'shear, shear' or 'thank you'. And to complete the water part of my Shear Shear Water title 'water' is 'shrrway'. So to call over the waiter or waitress you shout (literally!) 'fu yuwan' and once you've finished eating
First group meal
Aaron, Sarah and Tom tucking into some scrummy food on our first group meal together.
you shout 'my dung' or 'the bill'. Of course with all the beers we are drinking we need to learn 'gan bay' cheers and 'ganluh' drink up - oh and beer is 'pee-joe'. Think we're sorted then 😊
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