Kowloon, Sightseeing

Goldfish market in Kowloon

I've been to the flower market and bird market in Kowloon a lot of times - but I've not been to the goldfish market that frequently. Surprisingly, it is just on the opposite street of the flower market, so not actually far away. The Hong Kong Goldfish Market is a fascinating street crowded with little… Continue reading Goldfish market in Kowloon

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Trip to Po Toi: In Po Toi

After we arrived in Po Toi we unpacked our cameras and headed to the temple to take the first pictures. I could not help myself, but to snap a picture of Monica and Patrick armed with their cameras and already eagerly taking the first pictures of the temple in Po Toi. The temple overlooks the… Continue reading Trip to Po Toi: In Po Toi

HK Island, Hong Kong, Sightseeing

Jumbo Kingdom

I have to admit, I've not eaten here, but I've been to Aberdeen Harbour and have seen it. What is 'it'? 'It' is a famous floating restaurant called 'Jumbo Kingdom'. The first floating restaurants appeared in the typhoon shelter shortly after World War II. The longest established have been Sea Palace Floating Restaurant (here is… Continue reading Jumbo Kingdom

Kowloon, Sightseeing

Kowloon Walled City Park

In 1995, Kowloon's historic Walled City was transformed into this tranquil inner city haven. The design of the Kowloon Walled City Park is based on the Jiangnan garden style of the early Qing Dynasty.The design is divided into eight landscape features which complement one another and subtly blend into the overall layout. The Old South… Continue reading Kowloon Walled City Park

Hong Kong, Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Tai O and its famous shrimp paste

Tai O is famous for many things, including shrimp paste. When we strolled along the south side of Tai O we came to the shrimp paste producers. Shrimp paste, made from fermented ground shrimp, is a common cooking ingredient in southern Chinese cuisine. In Tai O, the makers grind down shrimp to ferment in large… Continue reading Tai O and its famous shrimp paste

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Tai O street food

You can get street food everywhere in Hong Kong and Macau - but of course, also in Tai O on Lantau Island. I was surprised at the range of different foods that you can try and buy there, at very affordable prices. Just a few minutes after the bridge over the creek we encountered a… Continue reading Tai O street food