IT IS ALL ABOUT HEIGHTS – Hong Kong

In Hong Kong perpendicularism is an uninterrupted attitude affecting people and concrete structures alike. The feeling continues when looking up at the IFC Tower, all of 415 m, or watching ‘just legs’ walk past. They are not ‘fat legs’, ‘chicken legs’ ‘duck legs’ or whatever other name one can give to legs, but, slim ones…

Biting the Bullet

The white snooty-nosed train whizzed past and in minutes was a blur. This was the 700 series of Shinkasen on its run between Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Hakata.   I have done it all from steam and diesal locomotives in India,  the deluxe luxury trains of China, Amtrak in the USA and the various short distance subway systems…