In November I was invited to teach in the Postgraduate Certificate program for Archival Studies, run by the International Council on Archives (East Asian regional branch) and The University of Hong Kong. I gave a full day workshop on digital preservation to archivists and records managers from across East Asia – great fun – I learn so much every time a teach a course like this!
I also had several days to explore Hong Kong – my first time there, but I hope not my last. Not sure what I expected – people told me to go shopping, and I certainly could have bought anything from every possible global brand in a number of huge, bright shopping centres (no thanks!). Instead I walked for miles all over the city, took the historic Star Ferry to Kowloon,
Hiked around the Peak and marvelled at the views,
Took a ferry to Lamma Island, saw the Kamikaze Grottos, and ate dim sum on the beach; then back on Hong Kong island visited the Man Mo Temple.
I learned that Hong Kong is a place of infinite adventure, history, and beauty – I just scratched the surface and will definitely return.