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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem:
    Does your version of London only exist between Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross?
    You can’t resist being an utter cock can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeakCantonese:
    England wins on food, including Chinese food.
    HAHAHAHA!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    You can’t resist being an utter cock can you?
    Pot--kettle familiar? I guess when someone has nothing intelligent to say, all that is left is petty insults
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    Hong Kong is a haven for F.I.L.T.H. (failed in London , try hong kong)

    fat paychecks
    Sex and drugs-fuelled debauchery involving variety of Asian 'muff' -ins
    Warmer weather
    White privilege

    Hong Kong wins hands down for the British men!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    Is England a city? Honestly what an utterly ridiculous statement unless your version of HK exists between Sheung Wan and Causeway Bay.
    Not quite sure what you're saying here, but Greater London is still 40% larger than the S.A.R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus:
    HAHAHAHA!!
    Why hahaha?

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    Hong Kong benefits:
    High price of real estate (for landlords and speculators)


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeakCantonese:
    Hong Kong is safer and you take more of your money home.

    England wins on food, including Chinese food.
    England wins on countryside.
    England wins on culture... West End, Museums, Concerts, etc.
    England wins on kid's stuff.
    England wins on health.
    England wins on manners and social niceties.
    England wins on weather.
    England wins on housing.
    England wins on sports.

    That said... I wouldn't move back there... we will head to a third country, probably Scandinavian.

    *edit*
    I think dealing with government is generally (not always) much more efficient in HK. I think culturally, the family unit is stronger in HK and I like that.

    I like that there isn't such a drinking culture here...
    English food is terrible! The only consolation Europe is close by hence is accessible to better quality of food (Mediterranean, Italian, French)

    It rains all the time so how could the weather be a winner?
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    Real villages, you know with duck ponds, beautiful old houses, no triads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IWC2018:
    English food is terrible! The only consolation Europe is close by hence is accessible to better quality of food (Mediterranean, Italian, French)

    It rains all the time so how could the weather be a winner?
    The average amount of rainy days in Hong Kong is 137.
    The average amount of rainy days in England is 156.

    Humidity seldom gets above 90% or below 70% in England...

    How often did you need a/c or a de-humidifier to protect your books and clothes in England? Personally, I much prefer getting warm in front of a fire than cooling off with a/c.

    I'm a mountain biker and I find it frustrating in the summer as it is often too hot/uncomfortable for me to ride.

    As to food... I didn't say 'English food' is better... I said 'the food' is better in England.

    First of all, I think Hong Kong food is generally garbage... I like some dim sum I suppose... but watery soup that looks like mop bucket water? Tripe? Gruel? Chicken's feet? Meat cut so as to maximise bone content? Gristle and tendons and fat? Lungs?

    It's subjective, but in my opinion, Hong Kong food is simply rubbish.

    If you want great English food, there are many gastropubs that cook proper traditional English fare... One thing I miss is a good Sunday carvery with Yorkshire Pudding... Popping to a cosy pub with real ale, a roaring fire, dogs and Shepherds Pie after a brisk walk on the common.

    At home, I usually ate in the Mediterranean style and supermarket shopping made that a breeze. If I was feeling lazy, ready meals, a selection in the 100s.

    I would argue that restaurants in England are better. My town had several Indians, Chinese, a Greek, a Spanish, a French, a Noodle bar and many other specialty restaurants... all great food, reasonably priced and great service... not to mention all the usual chains; Pizza Express, Nandos, etc... sans overcrowding, noise and service with a scowl.
    Last edited by SpeakCantonese; 05-10-2018 at 07:18 AM.
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