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Lan Kwai Fong: Meeting Strangers In the Night In Hong Kong’s Party Zone

I had worked up an appetite following my trip to Lantau island, so I wanted to find a place where I could grab a bite while also being able to mingle. Lan Kwai Fong seemed to be the perfect place to do that, so I walked there from Hong Kong Central Pier. Only occasionally missing… Continue reading Lan Kwai Fong: Meeting Strangers In the Night In Hong Kong’s Party Zone

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Built on Stilts – Tai O Fishing Village

From the Po Lin Monastery, bus tours typically head down to Tai O, which, for more than a century has remained a fishing village built on stilts by the Tanka people, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The floating village reminded me of similar villages I've seen in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket in Thailand, where… Continue reading Built on Stilts – Tai O Fishing Village

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Kowloon Night Market: Where Men Do the Shopping

The city never sleeps. But I do.  So even though it was a Friday night and there was the potential to party it up with the Hong Kong folks (and by folks I mean by myself), I decided to check out the Kowloon Night Market instead and call it an early night. The market wasn't… Continue reading Kowloon Night Market: Where Men Do the Shopping

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City Upon the Sea: Hong Kong 

My Splendid Tour guide for the afternoon was a bubbly young woman named Ivy. Speaking to a group of blank faces as the bus wormed through Kowloon to the main island, she chattered on about the island's history and some of the modern construction projects being undertaken today to connect Hong Kong by higher-speed rail… Continue reading City Upon the Sea: Hong Kong 

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Victorian Vision: First Glimpse at Hong Kong

Descending into Hong Kong last Thursday, the skies were only partly cloudy, offering a rather clear view of Hong Kong and the surrounding islands. In fact, throughout my stay, I was told repeatedly by hotel staff and tour guides that I had just missed the rains and gray skies from the week prior when Hong… Continue reading Victorian Vision: First Glimpse at Hong Kong