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Week 2 - Quarantine

Second entry of my year in Hong Kong. Still in quarantine.

sunny 35 °C
View Bham->Dam->HK on David Zhao's travel map.

Posted on 9th August 2020

Huge thanks to Dr and Mrs Holliday for awarding me the Nick Holliday Travel Scholarship, in memory of their son Nick who was a geography teacher at KES. He was an avid traveller, explorer and climber, and died tragically in a climbing accident doing what he loved. The Scholarship helps fund the travels of KES students who aspire to travel, which I am sure Nick would be very proud of.

Short entry this week with nothing major to write about. Three days left of quarantine (of the fourteen) at the time of writing. Gone by fairly quickly so far, consistently waking up between 3pm and 5pm and watching lots of Netflix. Taken the opportunity to refine my cooking skills; now able to make stir-fried chicken with rice and vegetables in my sleep. Feels like the strict April lockdown we had in the UK, with quiz nights being the highlight of the week. Honestly just can't wait to get out and be able to explore the place. Very unique place, with mountains, beaches and a bustling city all within a few kilometres of each other.
One of my culinary masterpieces

Unfortunately things seem to be getting worse in Hong Kong; third wave means that the new school year will begin with online learning. Mandatory 14 day quarantine for people travelling into HK will be in place until 31st December, so won't be able to leave HK until Christmas (at least). Restaurants shutting down, maximum of 4 people/2 households meeting in public places, Disneyland closing indefinitely. All this uncertainty makes it difficult to plan ahead. Nonetheless we plan to make the most of whatever travelling we're able to do. HK is composed of many small islands that we'll be able to travel to, even with current restrictions. Big Buddha on Lantau Island and street food in Kowloon - supposedly the best in the world - is what I'm currently looking forward to the most.
Anatomy of Hong Kong
Source: http://www.chinatouristmaps.com/provinces/hong-kong.html

Apologies for short entry. Will have more to write about next week, with A-level results on Thursday promising at least one eventful day to talk about.


Posted by David Zhao 03:56 Archived in Hong Kong

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