Saturday, 6 October 2007

Sporty and Relaxing Saturday

Tody we decided to do a run from North Point to Big Wave bay.

We started around 09:30 at North Point MTR, hiked up to Po Luen Path. This is a steep hill, and since the sun was blasting... we decided to hike it instead of running it. Once up the hill, it was time to get the legs moving. We ran a far bit to get up to the saddle between Mt Parker and Mt Butler.

From there we followed onto a nice offroad track called Boa Vista. Running down to Shek O road, before continuing to Dragons Back.... actually, not we took a left turn that leads to Tai Long Wan, deep water bay. The whole thing took us just under 2 hours... not to bad I would say.

A litle impression

new tourist markets

We are at the end of the so called Golden Week of Mainland China. This week is normally around the 1st of October, and results in pretty much the whole of China being off work.

There are more and more people in China that have a free spendable income and since the recreation industry is not developed that well, people spend it on trips (see my previous posting). Hence the big influx of mainland tourist during all holiday periods. They come here for shopping and sightseeing.

On the other side they have learned from countries around them that stockmarkets can give you a good income as well.

So some smart ones decided to combine both interestests. In the last week a number of "theme" trips have been organized. The theme was investment, so basically a master class on investing. THere was a 20 year old busconductor that wants to change her job to become full time investor now....

Many people still seem to have the idea that everyone get rich by investing, and they forget you can loose money as well. Another one was that if friend A invested in company X before and made money, that if I invest now....i will make money as well.

Ah well...interesting to see new business opportunities develop!