A man holds a sign in Chinese asking for money to support his travels. Photo: Nora Tam A man holds a sign in Chinese asking for money to support his travels. Photo: Nora Tam
A man holds a sign in Chinese asking for money to support his travels. Photo: Nora Tam
Robby Nimmo
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Robby Nimmo

Begpackers in Hong Kong: are they all fake or are some in need of genuine charity?

Those who rely on the kindness of strangers to fund their adventures or air ticket home might actually need a helping hand

A man holds a sign in Chinese asking for money to support his travels. Photo: Nora Tam A man holds a sign in Chinese asking for money to support his travels. Photo: Nora Tam
A man holds a sign in Chinese asking for money to support his travels. Photo: Nora Tam
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Robby Nimmo

Robby Nimmo

Robby Nimmo, an award-winning advertising copywriter, has been writing for the South China Morning Post for 10 years. She writes the left-field rather than the on-field, social commentary rather than sporting commentary. She is also a regular contributor to the Rant column in the Sunday Post Magazine.