As the Northeast is battered by Hurricane Sandy I am down in Mexico for an extended work trip. Don’t hate me.. couldn’t have planned this thing if I tried! Here’s some entertainment for the Northeast folk who will undoubtably hate me for posting this.
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China Club.My kiwi brother-in-law.Hong Kong skyline from the peak.Chopstick.Tom and Me at the top of Dragon’s Back.A beautiful temple.
The juxtaposition of old vs. new is evident everywhere in Hong Kong. A zoomed-in photo of a stray cat which are everywhere here.A sunday meal preparation.Dim Sum place.
We ventured off the island across the harbor to Kowloon one day and explored. We ventured through the ladies market, the bird market, the goldfish market and the flower market. The ladies market was like some of the shopping we did in Shenzen and in Stanley, aka lots of iPhone cases and fake bags. The bird and goldfish markets were sad and disgusting. Poor poor animals! I couldn’t help but think that there were exotic and extinct animals in back of some of these booths. The parrots were chained to the bars and I watched a few birds get roughly handled by the workers, one being hosed off by a pressure hose before being tossed back into his cage. Needless to say, I couldn’t stay in either of these places for long. It was a culture like none I had ever witnessed and it gives me great perspective and appreciation to the world in which I do live. The scaffolding in and around Hong Kong is Bamboo. Truely amazing site.Some dive diner dishes. Yummmm.Ladies market. Oh I loved this girl (above). And that “elephant”? Yes, you guessed it, male underware.The Bird Market – KowloonAll the parrots were chained to their stands. So sad.A pelican. Cricket meal.Ah, decisions!These wild birds were harrassing the caged birds and eating all their scraps. So unfair. You can see the chain on the pink parrot.
(didn’t browse through this market just walked passed on my way to the Goldfish Market)Goldfish Market
Here is a post from one incredible day on Hong Kong Island. This first Pano is from Cath’s balcony (Cath from the previous post). Can you imagine waking up to this view everyday? It’s breathtaking. Cath broutht me to Big Wave Bay, which you will see is not ably named, and then to Shek-O, a popular beach destination on the island. Even though Hong Kong Harbour is one of the busiest shipping ports in the world little pollution travels to the south side of the island because of the way the currents move. It’s pretty remarkable to have such a dense and busy city with these special spots so close by (nonetheless on the same small island). Big Wave Bay. Watch out! Boards to rip.Another little beach community, closer to Shek-O than Big Wave.There were three of these little ones, all with pink ribbons all over their bodies.Notice the badass running shoes.My sister’s favorite bar. I think there might be a photo of her on the wall I need to send this to them. #BrooklynBeer
I love the colors of the buildings and houses on the south side of the island.
Little tail-less stray cat.I didn’t make a lot of friends here.Shek-O Beach. Possibly my favorite photograph from the day.I believe she got salt water in her eyes.It’s not a forrest fire but a massive grill session at the beachside restaurant. LOVED these guys! Horse-Race!! I bet on 5, my mom on 10. It looks like 5 won…But it didn’t.