Thursday, 10 May 2012
As a complete contrast to my previous card from the wide open spaces of Africa, here is Hong Kong, exactly as I imagine it.
But there is so much more to Hong Kong, so much that I couldn't attempt to tell a fraction of it here. I'll leave you with a trivial piece of information that interested me:
The name Hong Kong is an Anglicised attempt to pronounce the Chinese name which means Fragrant Harbour, possibly because of the fresh water delivered by the Pearl River, or possibly because of the incense that was stored around the harbour before export.
There is a novel, "Fragrant Harbour" by John Lanchester which covers the period just before Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1999.