Hong Kong flânerie

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We had a full day to spend in Hong Kong between our flight from Phuket and the return flight home, so decided to spend it mostly wandering and exploring the Kowloon side. Our hotel this time was also in Kowloon with a beautiful view across the harbor.

A short MTR ride away was the Flower Market.

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This handsome fellow was keeping an eye on the wares.

This handsome fellow was keeping an eye on the wares.

Then the Bird Market…

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And the Goldfish Market. Pets that can be kept in small spaces are popular in a city where space is at a premium.

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After lunch we hopped on the ferry back over to Hong Kong Island to search out a tea shop that has been recommended. The LockCha Tea Shop is a tiny place, but they offer tea tastings and instructed us on brewing techniques and serving traditions.

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We tasted a few varieties from a delicate Jasmine to a smoky Pu-ehr, and selected a few to bring home as gifts and for our own stash.

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While our smartphones don’t take such great photos in low light, I did want to try and share the night time view from the Kowloon side, which is spectacular.

We’re on our way home now, will have more on our trip and my travel wardrobe recap later this week. Thanks for reading along with our travels!

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13 Comments

  1. October 20, 2014 / 5:49 am

    Safe travels…thanks for sharing your trip…really enjoyed each and every picture!

  2. Duchesse
    October 20, 2014 / 6:08 am

    Spectacular; among the most memorable travel experiences are those little shops and markets. What an enchanting trip!

  3. October 20, 2014 / 6:14 am

    I would have loved to try that tea shop!

  4. October 20, 2014 / 6:39 am

    It’s been wonderful following your travels through Asia — wandering that last free day with you especially. I’d have traipsed behind you right into that tea shop. . .

  5. October 20, 2014 / 8:16 am

    What a fabulous city, my grandmother visited frequently and always came home with beautiful tailored clothes

  6. October 20, 2014 / 10:06 am

    The wee silken-haired dachshund takes his guardian duties very seriously, n’est-ce pas? (Yes, I’m a sucker for cute beasties).

    • nell
      October 20, 2014 / 5:56 pm

      Ditto. What a sweet little canine!

  7. Marguerite
    October 20, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Safe travels home, Femme. Hope the memories last a long time. Looking forward to what you will share.

  8. October 20, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Really enjoyed the photos 🙂

    Monica.

  9. October 20, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Lovely. You could leave me at the bird market for a day! xox

  10. October 20, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I have SO enjoyed following along with you on your trip! We leave Saturday…Japan, Singapore and then Hong Kong. Safe travels home!!

  11. stylecrone
    October 21, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    Gorgeous photos of your travels. So much fun to follow along!

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