Hong Kong, Take 2


As promised, another update from Hong Kong! This time, however, you don’t have to do much reading. Just looking at photos and, oh is that a video? Why yes! Yes it is! Brother gave me this awesome little portable camera for Christmas which is very travel friendly, so I’ve been doing a little filming today. So enough chatter, let’s have some visual material!

For anybody who is uncomfortable with graphic raw and cooked food images, there are a couple in this post, plus a small clip in the video – just so you know. You have been warned! And so on we go…

Around Hong Kong

Taking the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong at night.

A Star Ferry worker.

Hong Kong by tram.

Typical Hong Kong signs on Gage Street.

An “idol basher” – they draw somebody you want to hex on a piece of paper, then bash it with a shoe and burn it, whilst cursing them. Located under one of the bridges around Causeway Bay.

On Wing Lee Street – where ‘Echoes of the Rainbow’ was filmed, and a typical Hong Kong sight of clothing drying outside the front window. Soon to become obsolete as the government slowly reclaims buildings and space to build new highways and high-rise buildings.

The famous Man Mo Temple around Central.

The famous “dai pai dong” (street food) street around Central.

A man having a shave at a traditional barber shop around Central.

Fun times with a good friend.

At The Market
Warning: contains graphic raw food photographs.

Grating a turnip; chopping “siu-yook” in an eatery (barbecued pork).

A nut vendor; fruit stall.

One of the fishmonger’s; a pig’s trotter; split fish heads.

A Little More Food

The famous Tsui Wah Restaurant around Central. Another famous Chinese tea house – the only one open 24hrs in Hong Kong.

Okay, and now the video! Hear it from the horse’s mouth (also contains one small clip of graphic raw/live food and a photo of a speciality small bird dish from mainland China).

Until next time, peace and love.

Jax x

14 Responses to “Hong Kong, Take 2”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Love the pictures and the video. I might start to get claustrophobic walking around Hong Kong!!

    Not sure how I feel about that cooked little bird with the head still on. hahaha. whoa there.

  2. Sebastian Says:

    Keep on doing what you do, because you do it good and I really like it! Great pics and video! Like the fish heads ;)

  3. Ken?hungry rabbit Says:

    Brought back memories of my trip. Oh the MTR, love!

  4. noelani Says:

    Where can I find an idol basher in Boston?! What an ideal way to work out some passive aggression.

  5. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite Says:

    There you are!!! Awesome vlog!

  6. Keith Says:

    Enjoyed your pics and vlog so keep it up, looking forward to seeing more of these in the coming weeks. Public transport system appears to put TFL to shame. Not hard really.

  7. sophia Says:

    GO TO MUNKOK!!! I was there the last time, and so many things to buy at the Ladies Market. Also, have you heard of Freshness burger? http://www.burpandslurp.com/2010/05/19/hk-day-two-sheltered-and-stuffed/

    Go. I love it. My friend made me return there twice!

    Also, I’m sure you know about Hui Lau Shan: http://www.burpandslurp.com/2010/05/18/hk-day-one-i-nearly-cried/

  8. Kim at Life as a Foodie Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your adventures in Hong Kong! Your photos and video are amazing and it’s such a treat to live vicariously through you. I am so happy to read you are learning a lot and having a great time.

    I’m a wee bit grossed out by the snake soup, fish heads, and whole quail but that’s just me. I’m a wuss like that. Haha.

    Can’t wait to see what you do next. =)

  9. Ethan Says:

    Well, you have a great tour guide and you just gave us a wonderful little tour of HK! My phobia of snakes made me shudder a few times, but other than that, I thought it was a great video with narration. Well done:)

  10. Brian @ A Thought For Food Says:

    Looks like you are having a fantastic time! Wish I could watch the video right now (can’t see these things at work). Love hearing your beautiful voice :-)

  11. Monet Says:

    You are so adorable…I loved all of these photographs and your video. Thank you for warning me about the raw graphic animal shots…you have me covered! :-) I can’t wait to meet you and hear more about your amazing trip. Much love, sweet girl!

  12. Rich Says:

    Whoa. How do I get a hold of one of those idol bashers. My ninth-grade math teacher has it coming.

  13. Chef Dennis Says:

    what an incredible trip!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, please keep them coming!

  14. Jackie Says:

    Thanks guys! Hope you’re enjoying following along on my trip vicariously ;) x

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