Carefree in Stanley

Belgian Beer and a view of Murray House

Belgian Beer and a view of Murray House

One of the things I like best to do on a sunny day in Hong Kong is go to Stanley.  This small and rather upscale village on the far side of Hong Kong Island takes some energy and effort to get to, but here you can sit behind a Belgian beer and watch the ships on the horizon go by on their way to distant ports. The combination of journey, beer, and view provide a sense of holiday for the few hours one spends in this place.  But Stanley was not always such a carefree place, and indeed for some it is a place where although cared for, the circumstance is not free.

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