dinner we strolled up and down Nathan Street in the heart of the shopping
district of Kowloon. Nathan Street is loaded with all types of shops
and restaurants ... camera and electronics stores are everywhere as
are dress, luggage, souvenir, and anything else you can think of.
The neon lights of the stores and over the road light Nathan Street
up almost as if it was daytime. After a few minutes we headed back
to the hotel to get some much needed rest as we had another busy and
full day planned for tomorrow.
and Anne deciding
which way to go
hung with colorful birds
the next morning we took the optional half-day tour to the Hong Kong
bird and flower markets. Both were relatively small but interesting.
The birds were so beautiful and singing continuously.
cages being inspected by prospective buyers
bird trying to get back
into the cage
down the street from the bird market was the Hong Kong flower market.
A small version of what we would see in Bangkok (pages to follow)
with storefronts full of flowers for sale. It was so small we didn't
spend a lot of time there nor take a lot of pictures.
of flowers for sale in the flower market
visiting the bird and flower market the bus would take us to a small
fishing village out in the New Territories. The New Territories
is the land laying between Kowloon and the border of Mainland China.
Over the years much of the population of Hong Kong has moved into
the New Territories and it's become quite populated. On our previous
trips we'd always gone to the New Territories to visit a Hakka village
and the border town of Lok Ma Chau overlooking Mainland China. This
time we would forego that in favor of this small fishing village.
We weren't disappointed at all. Continue to the next page for pictures
taken at the small fishing village ...