I am back at home after twelve days traveling to and from Hong Kong. I had a great time visiting Kailah and still cannot believe I was halfway across the world just a few days ago. I had so many amazing experiences, and took a zillion photos to prove it. So…. over the next month or so, I’ll post them with some explanations. Hong Kong is beautiful and not too cold at this time of year, so please keep in mind that I may be trying to milk this fabulous event for all it’s worth as I gaze out onto the reality outdoors…
Let’s begin by pointing out where, exactly, Kailah is. Hong Kong is an island plus "a small slice of land on the southern coast of China." (Xu Xi) Kailah lives and teaches at Lingnan University in Tuen Mun, in the New Territories, part of that Mainland Slice. (Look to the west to see Tuen Mun.)
On my first day in Hong Kong, Kailah took me on a tour of the University grounds and her neighborhood. But first, we had breakfast. Have you ever tried a dragonfruit? I hadn’t! Aren’t they beautiful? From the colorful exterior, to the black-seeded white interior, they are beautiful inside and out. Dragonfruits have a light, sweet taste that doesn’t clobber you over the head like a mango or papaya. I fell in love right away. Next to the fruit is the oatmeal Kailah cooked on her induction cooker, HK’s answer to the hotplate.
Lingnan University has a beautiful campus. I will show it to you tomorrow when I am not so tired…. Hong Kong is 14 hours ahead of us, and so is my body…..