It is the month of May in Hong Kong in the Year of Political Anniversaries (plus some intrepid escape ideas)

It is the month of May and we at Madeleine’s can’t help noticing that we are here in the city of Hong Kong during a year with several sensitive anniversaries on the calendar.  The first of these is coming up in a few days: it’s the 100th anniversary of the May 4th movement.  What this movement Read more

Hong Kong’s 9 new MTR stations and musings on a montage of shots of old “steel folding-door” store-fronts

(photo credit: Freda Chan) A friend of Madeleine’s who is a wonderful photographer living in Hong Kong shared a most fascinating montage of shots taken of “steel-folding-door” store-fronts of traditional old-style stalls in the city – if you look carefully you can see the names of cake shops, furniture shops, grocery stalls, fishing tool store, Read more

Beating the cold weather in Hong Kong

If you are in Hong Kong during one of its “cold spells” like it is right now (“it’s colder than London!”), you can always take umbrage in the malls like The Landmark wherein lies one of our favourite places for a hot chocolate, Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon.  It’s not cheap (and we Read more