This blog is a record of our ‘European Trip’. However, it is reasonably fair dealing to mention Hong Kong, as it is on the way home from our travels in Europe.
We have an apartment at Discovery Bay, on the island of Lantau. There are no cars permitted in the area, except for buses and golf buggy-like carts, in an attempt to make the natural beauty more pristine. The island is known as ‘the lungs of Hong Kong’. The pollution is quite bad everywhere and the cartoon below, spotted at the piers, is about right.
We decided on a day in Central Hong Kong. Armed with our four Octopus cards (why can’t NSW get its act together?) we were ready for the mission. We agreed that yum cha and dumplings were the number one priority. Kate had done her research and we headed for Maxim’s. It was the best dim sum we have ever had, by far.
Lucy and Sarah ate everything and enjoyed gallons of green tea. We had to wait about 40 minutes for a table but it is easy to see why the queue was so long. Lucy would wait for any length of time to have the mango pudding again.
We checked out the things one is supposed to check out when in Central Hong Kong, well a few of them anyway. This included temples, churches, the markets in Gage, Stanley, Graham and several other streets in Soho, off Hollywood Road. The temperature was over 30 degrees but no complaints were registered, even though we walked most of the day. I always enjoy street art but there was not much of it about. This was an exception.
I slunk into some camera stores and looked at some secondhand lenses. They were over-priced. I noticed this guy had a good accessories though.
We had freshly made and quite delicious dumplings at a place in Wellington street for dinner before catching the ferry home. We will head to Kowloon tomorrow, on the Star Ferry. We are keen for the night markets and more great Asian food.