Several Nites in Mongkok – Summer Trip 2007

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Tired from traveling to Macao and lugging around my camera everywhere I spent the next few days just taking in the Hong Kong life. Shopping, eating, and exploring HK Island and Kowloon.

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Tsim Sha Tsui near the mosque.

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Ann in Mongkok.

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Nathan Road.

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Kowloon Park.

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Laying back in the cut.

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Kowloon Park

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Kowloon

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Stairs to Knutsford Terrace

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Darlie Toothpaste. It might be racist but Lime Mint is the best tasting toothpaste ever.

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Victoria Harbour

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The (in)famous Chungking Mansions

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The obligatory custom stamp on the cheap.

One morning when Ann had to go into work, I was at a loss for things to do, so I decided to take a boat tour. Most of the interesting tours were at night. All the daytime tours seemed to be short half hour tours of Victoria Harbour, which you can see just by walking along Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. I ended up finding a tour that was a 2 hour tour through the port and construction area way up out by the airport bridge and the New Territories. It sounded like a pretty industrial, grimy part of Hong Kong. Just what I was looking for. There were only 7 other people on a boat made for 200. Surprising so few people wanted to go on a morning boat tour of the dirty port district on an overcast day that looked like it might rain at anytime. Their loss.

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Waiting for the boat.

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The boat

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Route of the boat.

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New Territory Public Housing

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The Port in Nam Wan

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One meal I thought worthy of taking pictures was our dinner at Yung Kee in Central. Yung Kee is famous worldwide for its roasted goose and pork. It was a bit more expensive than most of our other meals, but still cheaper than anything I was used to in Japan.

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Dead animals

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Mmmm. Falkor

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Thousand year old duck egg

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Roasted pork topped by half a goose

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Vegetables and fish. The most expensive part of the meal

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Boeuf

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Wonton noodles

Finally, we can take a note from Hong Kong about giving our elders the dignity and respect they deserve.

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Tomorrow: Shanghai.

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~ by foomfoom on September 6, 2007.

3 Responses to “Several Nites in Mongkok – Summer Trip 2007”

  1. best granpa sign ever

  2. Dang with the tastiness/greasiness/loose-stoolness

  3. nice pic

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