Hong Kong

48 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok is an ideal destination for a short visit from Hong Kong - it's just a 3.5 hours direct flight away and there are several different flight options to please budget and schedule. There are many options to stay overnight in Bangkok, from very cheap and affordable in a B&B a little further away from… Continue reading 48 hours in Bangkok

HK Island, Hong Kong

Quintessentially Hong Kong

I've looked through the pictures I've taken over the last six months and I've selected a few that symbolise Hong Kong for me - and no, those pictures are not the typical ones that you'll see in a tourism bureau brochure, as I did not pick the obvious ones (e.g. Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour or… Continue reading Quintessentially Hong Kong


Kyoto: Nishiki Market and pickled vegetables

Nishiki Market is a narrow, five block long shopping street (conveniently covered for the rain - given that we were not so lucky with the weather) lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. It known as 'Kyoto's Kitchen' and our guide book said 'f it can be eaten, it can be found here'… Continue reading Kyoto: Nishiki Market and pickled vegetables

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: People of Temple Street (continued)

Let me continue yesterday's post about the people living and working on Temple Street - there were so many great characters at the market, I really enjoyed the stroll on a Saturday afternoon. This lady worked in the shop to the left and she just stepped outside to worship on the small street altar next… Continue reading Photography: People of Temple Street (continued)

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: People of Temple Street

Here are some people that live and work on Temple Street and its surroundings. Let's start with some of the most friendly shop owners I've encountered in Kowloon so far - lots of happy people, smiling at me and my camera. Also the cooks and dish washers in the back alley were happy to see… Continue reading Photography: People of Temple Street

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: Temple Street

After walking through Canton Road, we made our way over to Temple Street, where the night market is set up every evening. We entered from the south side of the street, in Yau Mai Tai. The first picture is taken across Jordan Road, showing Temple Street with the red Chinese arch way, exactly opposite. We… Continue reading Photography: Temple Street

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: Canton Road

After strolling around TST we made our way along Canton Road, which s a major road Kowloon and known for its expensive shops - Prada, Gucci, Dior etc, are all next to each other. The road runs mostly parallel and west to Nathan Road. It starts from the junction with Salisbury Road in the south… Continue reading Photography: Canton Road

HK Island, Hong Kong

Photography: Bowrington Road Market

Last Sunday, exactly a week ago, I was exploring the area south of Hennessy Road in Wan Chai. It was a grey and cloudy day, but it was a busy day at the Bowrington Road market. The market is located just off Canal Road on the border between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai and it… Continue reading Photography: Bowrington Road Market

Hong Kong

Chiang Mai: Food at the market

While visiting the market I noticed the sheer choice of prepared foods - even though it was a small market, you could choose from lots of different ingredients and snacks. For instance, here are some bags with dried fruits and nuts. The peanuts with lime and chili are Monica's favourite - and I believe, soon… Continue reading Chiang Mai: Food at the market