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The Wine cellar

Crown; from London to HongKong - It only took 5 yrs!

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Crown
For those of you who didn't already know, before setting off on this adventure I (jono) worked for a company called Crown Worldwide - for 5 years. The (IT) head office is based in Hong Kong here....
Thats where Hong Kong is!

Thats where Hong Kong is!

Chris Davis-Pipe (head of IT), or "cdp" as he is better know as amongst the 'IT' crowd, thought he had finally gotten rid of me, and so as the party celebrations continued in my wake, I turned up in HK to annoy him. mwah ha ha ha (evil laughter) .... !!
The Crown Office

The Crown Office

Night Out
On our first night in HK, we met Chris and his soon to be fiancé, Nicole (he will kill me for typing that) for a few drinks and a catch up. At around 1am he took us to the most amazing place that Hong Kong has to offer; an Irish pub! But no ordinary Irish pub! One that is home to the Hong Kong Tottenham Hotspurs Supporters club (heaven for me, hell for Rosie). We stayed here watching Spurs beat Man City (yey!!) and finish 4th in the league, which took till 5am. Rosie loved every minute and never fell asleep at all :-) Obviously this was not the last time we went to this amazing HK tourist attraction (Mehul you would have loved it - Rosie did!).

Office Lunch
We went out for lunch with Chris and his team where I finally got to meet all of the great people I had been communicating with over the last 5 years.
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Lunch was a mixed variety of food, ranging from amazing dim sum and included our first (and last) taste of chickens feet. We also had curried squid, cows intestine and to finish of a "Hello Kitty" mango desert ...
Chickens Feet!

Chickens Feet!


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Sport Climbing
Chris took us Sports Climbing (indoor rock climbing) and we were joined by a few other hardcore office members... RoJo as you know being super fit, knew that this would be easy and of course, both made it to the top in record time, showing the others how to do it :-) (boy did it hurt the next day).
Sport Climbing

Sport Climbing

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After 2 hours of pain (despite finger exercise to warm up!) we moved on to have some well deserved lunch. Being next to the harbour we were treated to some great fresh seafood. Loads of tanks full of different varieties of seafood ready for us to pick the ones we wanted which were then killed, cooked and eaten! Mmm mm.
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Wine Cellar!
Crown happens to own a wine cellar in HK. On my fist day at the company one of the first questions I asked was "When do I get to visit the wine cellar"? Well, 5 years later I clearly needed to quit my job and travel the world in order to get a visit, the cause of this adventure ;p
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Wine! I wish it was all mine!

Wine! I wish it was all mine!

So how could Chris refuse us; he took us to be wined and dined, and mix with the posh clientele (you have to be a member to go there). Unfortunately when packing I did not think I would need a suit or nice shoes so I may have been a little out of place but no one seemed to mind too much (probably cos Rosie was sat sparkling opposite me - can you tell she added this bit?). Great food, great wine and great company, what more could Chris ask for :-)
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Rosie n Chris

Rosie n Chris


Tenderloin steak (yum yum)

Tenderloin steak (yum yum)


Warm fresh bread

Warm fresh bread


Jono, Nicole and Chris

Jono, Nicole and Chris


Stolen decoration (nearly) at the Wine Cellar

Stolen decoration (nearly) at the Wine Cellar

Oh how he will miss us when we are gone....

Posted by RosiePony 05:15 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged backpacking

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Happy Birthday Rosie.

Love

John,Jhone,Matthew,Claire & Reggie.

by John,Jhone, Matthew, Claire & Reggie

Happy Birthday Rosie!!!!
Have a happy day and celebrate in style!
Looking forward to your next blog.
Take lots of care,
Love Auntie Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

by sue ronson

Happy Happy Birthday sis!
I do hope you have packed the stolen decoration...it will look great on the top table xx

by Nicole

Jono - What an amazing feat on the wall for you and Rosie - I wasn't aware you had such nimble feet! (hahaha)

by June

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