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  1. Out of the vodka freezer into Arctic adventure

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... and Steve 'Fire Starter' Wright, 36- for their adventures in the extremes of the Arctic. 'The polar region was unlike anywhere else we had been,' said Minnigh, an American ... to traverse frozen waters marked their passage. The round-trip covered about 300km of Arctic wasteland- a twilight zone of white expanse where the sun hugged the horizon day and night. Freezing ...

  2. Places to chill out

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Christina Pfeiffer The harsh, cold but gripping beauty of the Arctic is shared by seven nations with a common thread in customs, food, people and landscapes: Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United States. The Arctic is not a desolate wasteland but a beautiful and powerful place, alive with wildlife, striking landscapes and Eskimo culture. In winter, ...

  3. Nordic nibbles

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... dish served in glass) and arctic cloudberries and lingonberries. FINDS is at 2/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2522 9318. ...

  4. The Music

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Music Bird Symphony The City Chamber Orchestra plays a programme of Mozart, Vivaldi and Respighi, featuring the local premiere of Rautavaara's Concerto for Arctic Birds and Orchestra and Australian flautist Jane Rutter (above). Conducted by Andrew Massey. Tomorrow, 8pm, HK City Hall Concert Hall, $60-$250. Inquiries: 2857 2402 or www.ccohk.com ...

  5. Blanket coverage

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Sick of shivering outside at the mercy of the elements, then shivering inside at the mercy of Arctic air-conditioning? The management at the new Palace IFC cinema in Central have solved this dilemma by loaning cosy blankets to patrons who want to snuggle up in the smart new cinema's leather seats. All it costs is a $50 deposit, refunded after the blanket ...

  6. Northern exposure

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... best left to the native Inuit and the occasional Scandinavian adventurer risking snow blindness. We are an Arctic nation, and we boast about it, but we prefer to huddle close to the American ... But the forbidding north got little attention. And for that oversight, we are about to pay a price. An environmental report recently warned that the ice cap covering the Arctic Archipelago is disappearing ...

  7. The real deal for adventurers

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao If you've ever trekked all the way up to The Peak on a cold day to witness a bit of frost on the grass and called it 'snow', here's your chance to experience the real deal. Adventure enthusiasts will soon be able to get a genuine feel of the Arctic Ocean and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Norwegian polar legend Borge Ousland ...

  8. You better watch out, you better not cry...

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... in the Arctic Circle- Father Christmas said he receives one million letters annually, replying to each one and sending gifts throughout the year. 'About 400,000 people visit me every year, ... the Arctic Circle can be ordered at the Miramar Shopping Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui from Sunday until December 12. The greetings cards can also be ordered throughout the year at his official website, ...

  9. Einstein's Refrigerator

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... from the world of quantum physics. Our bodies maintain a constant temperature of 37 degrees, regardless of whether we live in the Arctic or the Sahara, yet there's no simple reason ...

  10. Toast by Nigel Slater

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin Toast by Nigel Slater Harper Perennial $116 Food writer Nigel Slater recounts his childhood in 1960s England, by reminiscing about the culinary horrors he gorged on. Set in the days before anyone worried about food additives, he raves about Arctic Rolls, Angel Delight, Space Dust and cream soda. He tells us about his first encounter with spaghetti bolognaise ...




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