Mido Cafe, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
I haven’t eaten there yet, but this restaurant has been in the same location since the 1950s, and is one of the rare survivors of old Hong Kong. It’s popular for its “retro” atmosphere.
I made a visit with some students to look at the famous diaolou houses, or “watchtower” dwellings, in Kaiping, Guangdong. The houses were built in the first decades of the 20th century, in a melange of Chinese and western styles, by overseas Chinese returning to their home country. This is a dimly-lit room off of an entrance hall.
At dawn, we stopped at a forlorn-looking gas station in Jiangxi Province, driving from Suzhou to Guangzhou, on the way to my new teaching job in Zhongshan, Guangdong. My dog Xiao Gou Gou and I are now living at Guangdong Polytechnic Institute in rural Zhongshan, where I teach Freshman English and Sophomore Business English.