November 16, 2004

water water everwhere and not a drop to drink

Even in the urban areas of HK, it is not advised for you drink tap water. You need to boil it first. In the rural areas, you're supposed to drink bottled water. This goes for everybody, it's not just a foreigner thing. Now it is making more sense why everyone here drinks plain hot water. The tap water here so far has a clear color and doesn't have any strange odors but I am heeding the warning.

I woke up today with a little cold. The weather this week is a bit chillier- about 20 C and everyone around me has the sniffles. I'm trying to take it easier and rest more to fight off this cold. I've been careful to wash my hands right after work to wash off all the icky subway germs. As far as I can see, anti bacterial washing stuff isn't commonplace here which relieves me a bit.

Posted by Christine at November 16, 2004 04:15 PM

Hey there!

Posted by: muzer at November 16, 2004 11:02 PM