Monday, June 23, 2008

Going off.

Today I'm flying to Bangkok. I'll be taking the summer off from Hong Kong and this blog. These are the shoes I bought for my adventure. Don't they look rugged and able to take on anything?

First I'm flying to Bangkok by myself, then on to Hanoi. I'm treating myself to a trip on my own - an early birthday present for my 40th in August.

Mid-July I'm flying back to Bangkok and meeting the rest of the crew. We're flying to Ho Chi Minh City and Southern Vietnam for a couple of weeks, then back to Bangkok for three weeks lazing on some beach somewhere.I'm back at work on August 18th. I have wandering to do until.
See you then.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Note the nose ring. A touch of class on the bus to Stanley

Saturday, June 21, 2008

5:45 a.m.

Yesterday was the last morning I have to get up at this ungodly time (this school year), though isn't it beautiful!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ice cream truck in Mongkok

Get your soft serve here. Yes, Mister Softee plays music. Yes, you can pay with your Octopus card.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Apliu Street Flea Market

The place to buy carabiners, battery operated USB chargers and apparently the place to hang your laundry.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dozo in Soho

All you can eat sushi brunch.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

More dragon boats

What fun everyone was having racing! I could only watch 20 minutes or so because I was so longing to be out there. Next year I told myself, I'll get on a team. I want to practice for months and get really good. At least I think so even though I've never tried.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The market they will tear down

Graham Street Market is scheduled to be "revitalized" soon. It's the oldest wet market still left in Hong Kong. Some people think that they don't want to see fish being filleted on the asphalt.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The bridge growing

I've been watching the bridge growing since I got here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Looking towards Central

The sky scrubbed clear from a Black Rainstorm (official term), a fishing boat and a ferry in the distance. The view from another ferry while coming home sandy and sunned.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Tuen Ng Festival

The front of one of the dragon boats set up for photo ops. There are booths all over raising money for the earthquake victims.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Outside Mui Wo

Graffiti along the wall of the helicopter pad.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

In the mid-afternoon

Raining so hard that the lights came on in the blackness.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Insidious isn't it

Crocs are everywhere, real and knock-offs. Since when? And why?