Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong. 412.0 m (1,351.7 ft), completed in 2003. „Three more inches and you’d really be sexy.” – Three more inches? I’d be a skyscraper.” Author: Angela Morrison https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/transition/
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“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” William Makepeace Thackeray 10 days ago did I my review on our fantastic dinner and evening we had at “The Principle”in Hong Kong; two bright stars on star street. I always send the … Continue reading
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I’m having a fantastic time in Hong Kong just now and this image is from the our outstanding dinner at “The Principal” last night – I would say they provided us with the best dinner and service that I ever had. And … Continue reading
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Both Nancy and I love our food! Very seldom here at home do I go and indulge myself on restaurants, first of all we don’t have that many in Landskrona. To eat at a good restaurant in Sweden doesn’t come cheap. I … Continue reading
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My blogging sister, Marsha@tchistory gal … she asked me the other day how I plan my itinerary for my travel when I travel alone??!! I have never really thought about – but she gave me the idea to this post. … Continue reading
When I read about this weeks challenge – my thoughts went directly back to this photo; my Mikimoto pearl earrings. A gift of “love” or maybe more a gift of affection from a very special man in my life, given to … Continue reading
#8 – on my gems list – Afternoon Tea -The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
Afternoon tea at The Lobby – is one of the few traditions in the city from its colonial period. Once the hottest ticket in town for rich, famous, governors, generals and visiting royalty, the Peninsula Hotel remains the height of luxury in Hong Kong and Asia, been served in over 80 years.
Afternoon tea is offered at the Peninsula everyday from 2p.m. – 7p.m and the classical string quartet on the balcony is including in the price. They don’t accept any reservations.
Went to Hotel Ritz in London for a “tea break” and never been so disappointed in my life – it was a circus and the staff didn’t want to be there. After having enjoyed this treat a couple of times during my stay at this hotel – I think it will be difficult to find something that is better, when it’s all about high tea.
The tea set itself was .. like straight out “Alice in Wonderland” .. and what I understand they still use the same today. Not a tea person so I got my nice silver pot of coffee together with a silver jug of warm milk – busting cases, mini English scones with Devonshire clotted cream and finger sandwiches all served on silver stand. Fussed by bow tie waiters that makes you feel very VIP. Stay so long as you can to soak up the elegance and experience.
The experience will be yours for yours for HK$ 268 for 1 person, HK$398 for 2 and be prepared to queue for it, so come so early as possible. Because it’s worth it.
“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how
strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
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