Fun-filled day with Angie

What a fun day we had with Graham and Angie! We spent 6 hours exploring restaurants, back streets, tea shops and old buildings before finishing with a beer in the hotel bar. Happy Birthday Angie, it was a pleasure to spend it with you!

Little critters

Frank was quite delighted with these little critters, especially when we told him that in Chinese medicine the gecko is used for increasing male virility!

Maid Day

Sunday is the only day of the week that all of the domestic helpers get off work so we call it maid day in Hong Kong. Visit any public space on maid day and you will see hundreds upon hundreds of Philippino and Indonesian ladies (the two biggest expat groups in HK) sitting out eating and playing cards in what looks like a cardboard city.

Street art

We love this little piece of street art on the corner of Ladder Street and Queens Road. Its been made with mosaic tiles and it just appeared one morning!

Kowloon Night Tour with the Star Ferry

Stunning Star Ferry boat

On todays tour I snapped this cracking picture of the Star Ferry. I love these boats, I never get tired of riding them and at only HK$2 (US$0.25) neither does my wallet!

Furry guardian

Most of the dried seafood shops in Sheung Wan have pet cats who diligently guard the stock. At US$165 a bag this quantity of Fish Maw (swim bladder) is worth a small fortune. Maybe the jewelers should consider following suit and bringing in some furry guardians to sit on the diamonds..

Mutant ninja turtle

If you’ve ever wanted your very own teenage mutant ninja turtle then make your way over to Mongkok where you can purchase a little Donatello for as little as HK$15 (US$2). *Disclaimer; Hello Hong Kong does not encourage the keeping of ninja turtles as pets/friends/miniature warriors

The shards of light in Man Mo temple

Visit the Man Mo temple on Hollywood Road at about 3:30pm and you will see the afternoon sun shining through creating these beautiful shards of light that come alive with the dancing smoke from the burning incense.