WanderLOST in Hong Kong

13 Feb

Today we are going back in time to where I last left you (HERE)- the great island of Hong Kong.

Our 4 day trip to Hong Kong was an awesome urban adventure.  G & I spent most of our time doing my favorite city activity- getting completely lost in a general direction.  Now, I realize that most people try to avoid getting lost, but in safe cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, there is nothing better than going hunting for treasure in the narrow back alleys.

While we didn’t find any treasure per se, we did discover some really bizarre interesting spots.  For example, during our direction-less stroll through Kowloon, we found the Goldfish Market, which is basically an entire street crammed with shops selling exotic fish.  Sadly, we weren’t allowed to take too many pictures, but I was able to snap one of G meeting his match – this fish didn’t back down.

Only a few steps to the North-East, we encountered an equally unexpected exotic delight- a local bird garden.

The garden (which, come to think of it, was really more of a street and less of a garden), had at least 100 stalls of different birds being displayed and sold.

And while the bird watching was pretty exciting, the people+bird watching was even more fascinating…

Hey, I’m not judging…to each their own, right?  (Hashem knows, you could find me cradling a Marc Jacobs bag any given day of the week.)

Some other great walkabout gems were simple street signs with personal significance:

Tamar, my baby cousin’s name &…

Edo, oh my sweet smarter brother!  I was literally jumping for joy at the sight of my family in Hong Kong- these signs were definitely my favorite finds of the day.

Wait, no, I forgot about these…

But me thinks the delicious food of Hong Kong deserves a post all of its own – get your appetite ready.

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2 Responses to “WanderLOST in Hong Kong”

  1. Eran Tal March 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I’m waiting for the cuisine episode ….

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