Enter the Bruce Lee land
For those who have grown up on a diet of Bruce Lee films, this is certainly a good time to visit Hong Kong. It is 40 years since one of Hong Kong’s most favourite sons died at the young age of 32, and Lee mania has enveloped the city. A five year exhibition carrying Lee memorabilia, most of them lent by his daughter, is on and at the Avenue of Stars, on the city’s famous waterfront, the Bruce Lee statue attracts both tourists and locals in huge numbers.
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I finally get a copy at the Hong Kong Book Fair, where the high quality designer replica handbags wholesale book is released (Penguin Metro Reads). And he has already set up his own publishing company, Grapevine India, and is accompanied by a glamorous literary agent based in Dubai but hailing from Dehradun. The print order for this book a staggering 100,000!
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A foodie’s paradise
But let’s focus on the heavenly food Executive Chef Antonio Cesare lays out on the table. His breads are in the shape of giant mushrooms and have the perfect crust and soft interior. The Caprese Salad with Burrata cheese and cherry tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil and Balsamic vinegar, is as light as air and refreshing. The other antipasti is Polpette buffalo cheese balls done with a light tomato sauce and parsley bread crumbs. The cheese balls are both creamy and crunchy cheap replica handbags in the right measure.
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After that it is impossible to enjoy the other exquisite pasta dishes that he serves so lovingly. But then comes the sea bass, done in olive oil and basic Mediterranean herbs. It is not on the menu, and when one protests at too much food, Chef Antonio demurs and says with typical Italian charm: “But it is not every day that I get such connoisseurs of food”. Even though I know he must be saying this to all his guests, it is incentive enough to defy the feeling of fullness and dig into the delicacy.
From Italian to Chinese food, the quality of the food we taste in Hong Kong is extremely high making this a foodie’s paradise. An exceptional meal is a vegetarian one we devour at the Lan Tau Island with a massive Buddha statue. It is simple, wholesome, and oh so delicious.
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Make no mistake, Hong Kong is an expensive place, but if you look hard enough a TV celebrity accompanying a television channel crew in our group searched hard and alerted us visitors with modest pockets can find good bargains. And one such market was two minutes’ walk from our hotel.
Hotel Indigo, where we stayed, was a big surprise. A spanking new hotel, even at subsidised rates for the HKTB, it charged over $220 per night, but its staff and service were excellent. This was one rare hotel in Asia including India which made absolutely no difference between Asian tourists and western ones and served all its guests with equal warmth and promptness Fake Louis Vuitton Replica Bags , with a smile added in for bonus.
Wanted: Indian tourists
The HKTB is looking for Indian tourists they love to shop, do sightseeing, and are great foodies too. At least the younger lot and the non Gujaratis are Gujjus tend to carry their supply of khakhras, theplas and a wide variety of pickles, being cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk sceptical about getting shuddha vegetarian food Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags in a Chinese region!
For sightseeing a recent attraction is the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, located on the 100th floor of the city’s tallest building the 118 floor International Commerce Centre. This provides a 360 degree spectacular view of the city with its glitzy high rises and impressively huge harbour. The best time to be here is a little before sunset, so that you can enjoy a view of aaa replica designer handbags the cheap replica handbags city’s glittering towers and shimmering waters. And down a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at one of the several cafs here. For history buffs, the 3 D theatre showcases the story of Hong Kong’s transformation from a humble fishing village to an international business hub.
For those travelling with children, a visit to the Ocean Park, a marine theme park, is a must. Apart from the usual aquarium housing exotic species of fish, this park has a unique collection of insects, birds, and marine mammals for scientific research. It is also famous for its breeding programmes for rare shark species, bottlenose dolphins, sealions, seahorses, penguins, anacondas and the like. Spread over a massive 91.5 hectares, this theme park’s size can be gauged from as many as three hotels coming up within the complex.
An experience to cherish is a 5.7 km cable car ride the Nogong Ping cable car to reach a gigantic statue of Buddha on Lantau Island. To reach this, you have to climb about 225 steps a very doable feat. In the same complex, we enjoyed a thrilling display of Shaolin Kung Fu Chinese martial arts by Master Wang Chu and his team.
After struggling to adequately capture their lightning fast moves with the camera, one kept it away and enjoyed the show, marvelling at the agility and power of the human body. And also wondering how much better the human eye can capture the most stunning and spectacular visuals than the lens of any camera.