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All quiet on the eastern front

As always at HKIA there are plenty of ‘Opening Soon’ hoardings, such as the ones for Cartier and Miu Miu pictured. I love the way that Airport Authority Hong Kong never sees its job as done and constantly refreshes its retail and food & beverage offer.

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Welcoming The Sound of Silence

How long since you last visited a library? I recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s as restorative as a 90-minute spa, a walk in the forest, a plunge into cool alpine lake waters.

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A lament for VG Siddhartha

None of us know, can even begin to comprehend, the pressures or despair which drove that person to a decision so blithely dismissed as cowardly and yet one that requires the ultimate courage.

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Portrush beams even as the weather gods frown

This was a day that had it all. Streams of sunshine, torrents of rain, high winds and even a rainbow or two, all served up by the weather gods whose moods the people of Northern Ireland know only too well. I’m in Portrush for the 148th running of The Open, golf’s oldest major championship, and

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Beauty and arrivals duty free boom in Beijing

Beijing Capital International Airport never fails to amaze. But today it wasn’t the architecture that caught my eye so much as the heavy business being done at the Sunrise Duty Free arrivals store and the amount of airport advertising space taken up by beauty brands.

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