In February I was part of a school trip to Geneva. The purpose of our trip was to visit the LHC – Large Hadron Collider – at CERN and we were also given the opportunity to take part in some Physics experiments. I was very interested in the tour that we received as we were able to take pictures of many historic sights at CERN, one famous one being the Accelerating Science – accelerateur de scìence Dipole Magnet and the other being the LHC Mural.
We decided to go up to Ngong Ping Village, an old-style village up in the hills of Lantau Island. It’s ‘old-style’ and not ‘old’ because it is a tourist place! Designed to look old while offering full internet access, Starbucks Coffee and indoor heating. Nonetheless, it still possessed some old qualities, such as the Giant Buddah Statue, the largest in the world. It was a long hike up never-ending stairs to the top and if it weren’t already cold enough, a cold wind blew once we were at the top. Since we were all ill-prepared for Hong Kong’s springtime weather, my father and I bought a pair of thick scarves such that we wouldn’t get the chills. I was sick for the next two weeks, so I don’t think it worked.