Taking a break from seeing old friends and meeting new ones, I headed to HK’s Yau Ma Tei for a dose of culture. This was where I discovered two thing. Firstly, the temples here, much like those in Tai Ping Shan (which I blogged about here and here), use these magnificent incense coils that burn for a whole week (HK is worn a visit for this reason alone). And secondly, people still ask to take pictures with me because they “have never seen anyone so pale”. This was after over three weeks of working on my tan. Thanks guys, I don’t know why still bother. I should just throw in the towel and embrace the fact that my middle name will forever be Morticia Adams. So after admiring the architecture and getting a face reading (this works a lot like a palm reading but they look at your face instead), I went to drown my tan-less sorrows in copious amounts of the world’s best bubble tea.
I got a healthy dose of Chinese culture. It’s been such a great experience to not feel like a complete tourist, and I have all my friends who live locally to thank for that.