Mind the Durian

There is one thing in Hong Kong that has completely divided the group – the Durian. Some of us (the ones that have a sense of smell) think it is a foul smelling horrible fruit that should not be consumed by humans or in the vicinity of humans. Others think it is a bite of the tropics and goes very nicely wrapped up in a thin pancake together with some custard, thank you very much.  To keep on the safe side I will only share some of the other fruits we sampled in HK:

Citrus-starfruit, some rose apples and unknown peachlikables with mini banana for scale.
Citrus-starfruit, some rose apples and unknown peachlikables with mini banana for scale.

Of course, there is the ever popular sign spotting. What hilarious or beautiful public announcements are spread for our enjoyment and can we spread them any further? To start with:

Beware of Step

Today we crossed the great divide between HK and maninland China. A true crossing: there was some concrete, a river, a bridge and a sign stating that U-turns were not allowed. We were enthusiastically received by our host here, we have had amazing Chinese noodles for lunch and felt out kitsched by the Window of the World – which outdoes the Vegas Strip LED for LED.

We were disappointed in our ability to hook up a VPN, still trying but for now our internet is slow and limited…

Tomorrow – finally – the technical bit of the journey starts at the Shenzhen Maker Faire

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