Driving on the wild side of former colonial paradise Hong Kong (where 40 per cent of the land is made up of nature reserves and parks)
The withered torso of a six-foot mako shark was hanging from a windowless shopfront in the stifling heat. Next to its eyeless head was a bowl of dried jellyfish. 'Anyone for a snack?' I ventured. The kids did a double take, gasped and demured.
'Children here eat dried jellyfish as a special treat,' I said. 'And putrid sharks are for really special occasions.' Alexandra, aged eight, was jolly glad she didn't live here. Nine-year-old Pierre-Marie looked around him and observed that there were no children.
I was with my French friend Ana and her children in the fishing village of Tai O, an... read more
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