Saturday, 9 May 2009

Hong Kong in Pictures

Here’s a bunch of photos from our trip to Hong Kong last week.

Monday. Generic Hong Kong street scene.Honkers

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden in Kowloon. As well as your usual selection of sparrows and parrots there were cockatoos, galahs and this toucan. I suspect not all of this was strictly legal.I feel like some Froot Loops

Tuesday. Ferry to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon.Ferry Street market in Soho on Hong Kong Island. Travelling companions Ty and Debbie in left of frame.Soho MarketThe new-ish Bank of China building on Hong Kong Island, which has the locals up in arms for its shameless violation of Feng Shui principles. Triangles are bad mmkay.Bad Feng Shui

Looking down on Hong Kong Island from halfway up the scenic Peak Tram route. That hill was seriously steep. Nice view

Group shot at the Peak, after we’d walked away from the tourists and found a nice quiet spot to enjoy some wine. No glasses, so we just necked it straight from the bottle. Classy.Drunken loutsWednesday. Phallic art and phallic buildings outside the art gallery in Kowloon.Saucy Dinner at One-thirtyone in Sai Kung. This refined dining was followed up by drinking in our hotel room and watching the Top 100 songs of the 80s on Chinese MTV. Good times.Why is this tilted?Thursday. A quick drink while waiting for the boat to Lantau Island. I wasn’t expecting to find officially licensed Monty Python beer, but then again, NO-ONE expects . . . oh never mind. Extra credit to anyone who can read what it says on my t-shirt and complete the phrase.License and registration please sirThe Big Buddha at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. This bad boy is 34 metres tall. Luckily we had been fortified with a vegetarian lunch at the nearly Po Lin monastery before climbing the 268 steps to the base. I got that number from Wikipedia. I didn’t count them. Really.Wassup Buddha Cable car down from Ngong Ping to Tung Chung. While it was scary, it was a lot less scary than the taxi ride on the way up.Whoa. That's high.Final night celebrations at Shui Hu Ju in Soho. That’s a bunch of deep fried chicken under all those chillies. It took a lot of beer to make the burning stop, let me tell you.It's Hot. Damn Hot.

And that’s it. A thoroughly awesome trip and like always, over far too quickly.

Hope you enjoyed it. We certainly did.


Rachael Dunlop said...

Looks like you had a blast!

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I don't see the problem with lots of beer :)

HangKangrocks!! x said...

you didn;t mention the crispy skin mutton with the coriander salad...worth the trip alone. makes me feel boozy just thinking about it!!