At the airport. This trip is when I left my pack at the luggage carousel area. Eight hours later I got it back at lost & found - nothing missing.
Headed into Hong Kong - ~45 minute bus ride from Lamma Island, across the water, into the city.
A little street market I found on one of my morning walks
Early in the morning
Morning, setting up for business
From our guesthouse window
Our first room at the Dragon Hostel - too much street noise. The rooms at the Dragon are all off of halls, about 8 rooms/hall. There's a common area in the hall with hot water, drinking water and a refrigerator.
The room from a different perspective. Since the beds are 6' long, it appears that this room is less than 10'long by 8' wide. No prob - there are plenty of people in HK who live in similar spaces, just not as nice as this one.
Breakfast in bed: Har gow, sui mai, chicken curry rolls
Shrimp wonton soup near GH
Hourly hotels up these stairs
On the street
Where I got us dim sum for breakfast most mornings
See that you don't!
We spent 5 nights in this room. It was ~7'x11' including bathroom. And we had a grand time, even though one of us was recovering from pneumonia.
Walking into the incredible phone mall in the Sincere House.
BBQ pork and roast duck on rice, side of vegetables -$42HKD (~$5.50USD)
Outside our room
Walking into the Sincere House
More breakfast in bed. Steamed spareribs, har gow, stuffed dumplings
Near our room
Here he is again
Alfresco dining at a place we started going to many years ago
My favorite - the Twinkling Star
Not sure where this was
That's a little more than $10USD worth of guts
Stairway to heaven
Entrance to Sincere House behind/between the man in orange sweater and woman in pink
On the ferry
Some of the best times of our life together have been on the Star Ferry
On the way up the Peak
From the Peak
There's a wax museum on the Peak, Everybody's having a good time
At Pacific Coffee. This is what you get for $18HKD (a little more than $2USD)
Leslie at Pacific Coffee
From the bus headed down the Peak
Jewels and gold sold here
This is all diamonds
Ferry to Islands
On the Star Ferry
The Island, from the ferry
People looking at gold in Chow Tai Fook
Cherikoff Bakery - we ate many breakfasts in the original Cherikoff's on Nathan Road (now gone, alas)
In the Fa Yuen Market
We bought some pepper from her
This woman lives in the Sincere House - nice to see her in the Fa Yuen Market
The chestnuts roasting on an open fire woman - still at it after allll these many years
One of the Everly Brothers, as Leslie named these old men - before they were old (in Chungking Mansions)
Groceries in Chungking Mansions
Near Tsim Chai Kee Noodles
At Tsim Chai Kee (it's not really so yellow)
Free ride for us!
Door into Sincere House
I was trying to catch the moment when the crowds met in the middle of the intersection
Elevator in Sincere House
At Yue Hwa, a store
Pakistani food in the Chungking Mansions
Leslie waiting for the elevator in Chungking Mansions
Some bon vivant, out for a good time
Making beautiful music in the night, in the crowd
Making coffee in the morning in our little common area