HK Island, Hong Kong

Fish lanterns in Sheung Wan

I know - the mid-autumn festival is officially over (and it has been long gone, since two weeks already). However, the other day when I was strolling through Sheung Wan, I saw these colorful lanterns hanging in the entrance of a residence building. They looked fun - nice and colorful against the dark colours and… Continue reading Fish lanterns in Sheung Wan

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Japan

Tokyo: Tuna at Tsukiji Fish Market

I did not make it to the tuna auction, but if you are willing to wake up early enough then go to the Tsukiji Fish Market at around 4am. Foreigners who wish to view the auction have to apply at the Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate, starting from 5am on… Continue reading Tokyo: Tuna at Tsukiji Fish Market

Japan

Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market

It was still raining the following day and we decided to visit the most famous fish market in the world. The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. We left the hotel at 6.30am in the morning… Continue reading Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market

Hong Kong

Bangkok: Khao San Road and surroundings

We did not spend much time in Bangkok this time (but we'll be back, that's for sure) so it is not a surprise that we spent ALL our evenings at Khao San Road in its surroundings. Ok, that's two evenings in total, so not a lot anyway :) The popular book 'The Beach' famously described… Continue reading Bangkok: Khao San Road and surroundings

Japan

Tokyo: Nighttime in Shinjuku

After our visit to Shibuya we went back to Shinjuku, where we were also staying in our hotel. We walked around the area to the West of Shinjuku Station, between the station and the post office. In this area are lots of shops, including Yodobashi Camera. This is a chain store mainly selling electronic products… Continue reading Tokyo: Nighttime in Shinjuku

Hong Kong, Kowloon, Neighbourhoods

Wet market in Mongkok

I just love the markets in Hong Kong, not just the open markets on the street, but the wet markets that exist in every quarter of the city. They are in a communal building, often without windows. The shops spread out on a number of different floors, and there is actually always a set order.… Continue reading Wet market in Mongkok