Category Archives: Beer

Food Crisis Solved By Unexpected Saviour

Had a terrible shock in Shenzhen earlier this year when the food hall in Lo Wu Shopping Centre closed down with little or no warning. Then I remembered a comment from wise shopper Andrew and now almost everything is almost … Continue reading

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Crap Western Food

I hate so-called western food in China. They just can’t do it, so stop trying. And people who travel with me to the mainland, stop trying to entice me to the “western” restaurant in the hotel! No good can come … Continue reading

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What Are The CHANCES!!!

I’ve just come back from an incredibly fun and satisfying trip to Australia – thank you Lydia without whom not even a sixth of the joy would have been possible! And thank you for introducing me to James Boag (Jimsee … Continue reading

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Yellow River – Blue Grass

Cantonese and bluegrass go together like beer and Sichuan food. It all started in Hainan last Christmas when I met some 86 year-old-geezers playing the saxophone near the beach. One of them had started only two years earlier and he … Continue reading

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The Worst Yam Cha In Hong Kong

Last Saturday was my birthday, and my friend E who was visiting from the States wanted to take me out for lunch. And not just any lunch – we hadn’t eaten since 2 the day before followed by lots of … Continue reading

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Journey To The Wild West

Or, as it turned out, the very civilised, nearly sedate West. I bet the people in it didn’t think they’d find themselves in a video with Glenn Beck!

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Sleepy Backwater Pui O Gets New Restaurant

After lying dormant for a long time, the eating establishment on Pui O beach has new owners, a new look and a new name. Mavericks. I thought the name was because the owners see themselves as something of a maverick, … Continue reading

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Still Living in Hainan

It’s been two months since I came back from Hainan but I still can’t quite let it go! Loved that island. Except the betel nut juice that is…

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Christmas In China II, a Photo Odyssey

There are streets full of Christmas decorations of various…accuracy. But all self-respecting hotel lobbies have a saxophone-playing Santa Claus with wildly gyrating hat. Room party in the hotel before going to Youth Disco The party at Youth Disco gets underway

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A World of Fags

Today, or was it yesterday? it’s been a year since I had my last cigarette ever. I had tried and tried to stop smoking before for many years, but this time I did it right (I recommend this method): Cold … Continue reading

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