If you’re a lover of steampunk, you’re probably already a fan of the League of S.T.E.A.M. series of online videos. The acting is hammy, the writing even more so, but the costumes and gadgets and silliness are all brilliant. This episode features Grant Imahara (of Mythbusters fame) as an expert who dives neatly into the “oriental gentleman” trope.
We have now arrived safely in Hong Kong. Louisette was simply brilliant on our 9.5 hour flight – she never cried for more than thirty seconds at a time. At night, she honestly slept from 11pmish to 7amish, just like at home – having apparently glanced at a clock and made allowances for the time difference.
Hong Kong is stunning. It’s fabulously mountainous and covered in thick, flourishing trees and vines and flowering bushes. And then there are skyscrapers poking up here and there like bizarre rock formations coming out of the trees, above and below you as you drive on narrow lanes apparently welded to thin air.
“The Peak” is where all the tourists go in Hong Kong. We are staying in a diplomat’s house which is in the same area – so this is our view, including several islands (notice the skyscrapers poking out from behind a hill just to the left of the one in the middle ground). More on Hong Kong tomorrow (or possibly the next day; things will be pretty crazy)!