Loving Hong Kong


Hi friends– more of our traveling adventures– spent a few days in Hong Kong with Ani & Brian, trying out the noodles, markets and tourist destinations.  Loved it all!

Hong Kong is bigger and crazier and more full of people than I had imagined–walking through the streets and passageways was fascinating– here’s a look:

     

The one thing I had seen and really wanted to do was to ride the historic Star Ferry!  We crossed from Kowloon to the Hong Kong Island– Lois sitting with Gr. Larry.

     

We spent a fascinating morning in the well curated Hong Kong History Museum– from prehistoric jungle, through the rise of Chinese culture, the British occupation to the present.

     

     

And we trekked up the mountain in a trolley to Victoria Peak.  Once there, we took a stroll on the path overlooking the city– and met up with some adorable students who were interviewing tourists with questions about their stay in Hong Kong.

     


View of the City as we hurdled down the mountain on a crazy bus ride.

We passed through several markets as we made our way through the city– meat & vegetable stands, a tailor, one street full of plant shops and plenty of places to sit and eat.

     

     

We subwayed and then took a bus up to a hillside area of beautiful shrines and temples.  We visited the place where Brian’s grandfather is interned and enjoyed a morning in the quiet of that place.

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And last but not least, we pretty much ate our way across Hong Kong.  Brian & Ani have a talent for finding delicious out of the way places.

     

     

     


(photos: famous noodle and shrimp dumpling place, the cook at work,  a friendly waiter sits down to eat with us!, meatball soup, Thai dinner in a fancy mall, street food lunch, sweet milky Hong Kong tea with breakfast, Larry picks up a purple yam ice cream from McDonalds, pineapple bun and lemon tea.)

So many pictures!!  Thanks for sticking with me. Brian and Ani guided us to these and more interesting corners of Hong Kong– thanks A & B for letting us tag along on this glorious adventure!

photo: stop at the Hong Kong Zoo

29 thoughts on “Loving Hong Kong

  1. Great Post! Really like it how you combine text and pictures. Would love to see more from you.
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  2. Wow! All of the colors. My mind would have been blown. And the McDonald’s menu? That sounds so interesting. I have to know, what was the best thing you ate and then most unusual (to our standards).

    • Hi Lacey– really loved the shrimp dumplings and custard tarts in Hong Kong. In China, I went to Chinese friends for a duck meal– we ate the whole duck over several courses, including the bill and feet. And had turtle soup, yummy broth with chunks of turtle (shell and all!) cut up into the soup. Not like Panda Express! xox

    • That’s the right word Marcia. It was “thrilling.” Love to travel! Do you have any travel plans this summer?? I’ve missed your posts about beautiful parts of New England! hugs!

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