Sunday 30 March 2008

transport department notice for HK Cabbies

Originally uploaded by Marcel_Ekkel
In February the Hong Kong transport department brought out a notice for taxidrivers to allow a 1HKD increase in fees.

Quite interesting as the motivation is to compensate for increased fuel costs. However, my guess would be that the longer you drive, the more fuel you use the higher your cost will be.

oile and fuel prized have gone up a fair bit in the last months... so I am not sure if the extra dollar flagfee really helps.......

Thursday 27 March 2008

bye bye nice weather

We had a relatively long and cold winter in Hong Kong. For weeks the temperature was between 8 and say max. 14-15C which is cold for here.

I was nearly feeling back in Europe :)

We had some amazing days with nice weather and clear skies.

Here some pics fro a hike in new territories:

Or to Lantau and Tai O earlier this month:

Unfortunately those days will be postponed. Hong Kong is now entering spring season.
Meaning more rain, changing weather..and definitely more humity and higher temperatures.

Humidity will start touchin 95%+! Which is very high and uncomfortable. Laundry takes ages to dry, and if you have a shower in the evening...your bathroom is barely any drier in the morning.

When you stand outside (let alone walk or excercise) all feels wet and clam.You need to have dehumidifiers in cupboards or else you might have the mushrooms growing on your ties :)

Sunday 23 March 2008

Cappucino Brulee

Originally uploaded by Marcel_Ekkel
After a nice dinner with friends, we decided to go elsewhere for a coffee....and for some a hot chocolate.

We ended up at Habitu, opposite Pacific Place 3.

Excellent chocolatie hot chocolate.....and I saw an interesting looking drink. A cappucino Brulee.

It ended up to be a regular cappucino, where they put some sugar on top of the foam...and burn it

Interesting idea, a bit too sweeeeeet for me though.

sign of life/live!

08_02-15-21_Dubai 001
Originally uploaded by Marcel_Ekkel has been a while!

Many things have happened in the last months... and its time to start catching up.

One of the trips I had was to Dubai, to participate in a PRINCE2 training.

More this is more of a test post :)