"Hong Kong & Environs" Personal Page by GypsyNanfandango
Hong Kong the bustling southern city of China is always busy day or night and with 7,000,000 people, it is a wonder there is any room left for everyone to live, but there are also more quieter sides of this island and peninsula where you can take a ride on a tour boat or stroll with your family and pets and enjoy a dinner of fresh lobster, crab or shrimp. The busy thoroughfare of this famous street with its hotels, shops and restaurants, and nearby night markets, provides access to the waterfront for a ferries to Hong Kong Island and Victoria Peak, or to the modern airport about an hour's bus ride away...there is also the convenient and more expensive express train to wisk you to and from the airport and Hong Kong's Disneyworld.
This pretty young mother and her child were found hurrying through the market after dark amidst all the vendors with their fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat just butchered and hung up out in the open to choose from. This market close to the subway is open during the day also, but the atmosphere becomes busier in the evening as people rush through and stop long enough to bring home food for their dinner and next day provisions, much unlike we Americans who shop for a week's or two week's worth of food and store in our refrigerator or deep freeze.
This quieter side of Hong Kong is just 30 minutes away on public bus from Hong Kong's Kowloon area and is a relaxing getaway from the busy city. It is a place for exploring and getting acquainted with local people who love to spend their weekends here fishing, touring and enjoying the savory seafood.
This is another tranquil colorful place to visit during the day or evening viewing the house boats or taking rides on tour boats out into harbor. Restaurants are all along the waterfront for you to enjoy more local seafood at popular restaurants as well as everyday food at chain restaurants with modest prices. It's an easy bus ride from the Hong Kong Island ferry terminal area where you can walk a few blocks to Starbucks and the nearby China Visa office to obtain your visa within 24 hrs.
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