Hong Kong Street Scene


This was typical of Hong Kong: close buildings with shops spilling out into the street and big signs reaching from one side to the other.


This is the Mid-Levels Escalator, a series of connecting escalators and moving walkways that quickly transports commuters from the Central district to the Mid-Levels high-rise residential area.  It was brilliant and we used it many times.  Seattle could use one of these.


Hong Kong, like Singapore, has many laws to keep everyone in line.  At first we thought it was too much, but after a visit to China we agreed these were good laws.


A produce alley in the Central district.


The Peak Tram on Hong Kong Island


We learned that the HSBC Bank Building has very good Fueng Shui.


Most of the household servants in Hong Kong are Filipina women.  On Sundays, their day off, tens of thousands meet in parks around the Central district.  They talk and share food all day.  It is really amazing.




We rode the old double-decker trolley many times during our month in Hong Kong.  Cost was $2 HK, about 25 cents.


Street signs like this were everywhere in Hong Kong.  We like that were in English as well as Cantonese.




There did not seem to be any sign ordinance in Hong Kong as they protruded from every building sometimes extending all the way across the street.


Chicken was a popular menu item.  Unfortunately the pictures showing the special of the day didn't do much for us.


Our favorite restaurant was a sushi bar called Genki Sushi featuring a conveyor belt with plates of delicious kappa-maki and sashimi moving by.  They charge by the plate, so we only took what we could  eat.


Peuo decided to go for a ride on the the sushi train.


14 plates for the four of us.  Not too bad.


Several times we visited the Temple Street night market in Kowloon.


A crowded alley one Sunday afternoon in the Central district.


In Hong Kong there were fakes everywhere, from watches to hand bags, DVD movies, pens, you name it.  So this sign in a store window was rather refreshing.




A butcher shop in Wantai on Hong Kong Island


A cake shop with a familiar name in Wantai.


Lauren heading down the ramp to the Star Ferry for a ride across  the harbour.


The Star Ferry


Sign as we boarded the Star Ferry


Star Ferry looking south toward Hong Kong Island.


 Star Ferry with Central district in background.  Hong Kong convention center is on the left.


L&K on Star Ferry


Okay, this is the last  one of the Star Ferry.


Cooking up some noodles and veggies in Wantai.


The infamous durian fruit.  Smelly, but good.


Katie on the trolley.