Finally back in Hong Kong. This is my favorite city in the world. It is gritty and glamorous and beautiful and harsh. It utilizes such a seamless and effortless dichotomy, that it seems pointless to criticize its shortcomings or praise its shine. It is too obvious to acknowledge. This is an old land, and you can feel it has grown honest about its identity with time Also, the mtr subway shoos you around the city at breakneck speed, making any undertaking effortless.
Our room at The W Hong Kong
Out on the road, Hong Kong is full of giants
You might want to click on this picture to read some of these shirts. My favorite is the Rambo one. "You strong like Rambo Look like Hero But your Brain just like Potato."
View from Hong Kong Peak, one of the best views in the world
Hong Kong Shopping
We ate at this restaurant, Maks noodle, which is sort of an institution and recommended by Mr. Bourdain.
Dumpling and Wonton Noodle Soup, looks boring, but I promise, this was so freaking scrump
Once at the peak, we surveyed the scene. This is the second most expensive place in he world to live. Number 1 is a street in Monaco.
We were blessed with a really clear day. On foggy days , you cannot even see past the first few rows of buildings
These are some of the most expensive houses in the world.
The Peak Tram that delivers tons of passengers up the steep hill to the peak
The quiet backside of Hong Kong, also quite beautiful
Backside Again. One of these days I am going to check this area out. Looks cool.
The Peak Tram
No dogs allowed in Hong Kong park
A childrens playground
So Hong Kong park houses this huge aviary full of crazy birds
It was so much more fun than I could have imagined. I had no idea hanging out with a bunch of armless loons could bring such joy.
This one looked high tech
And this guy?
Some freak from Papua New Guinea. Love the do buddy.
How red is red?
This little fella was hungry
This guy looked important
What the hell are these things
Do your thing
Bali Starling, these things are super rare
This guy was the most personable bird I have ever met
He took one look at Kristin and knew he was in love.
We think he mistook her bracelet for some kind of treat
Let me at it lady
I wish I knew names, but I am not much of a birder
The vantage point in Hong Kong Park
Buildings and the Aviary
We came upon this nice little pond
It was a pretty nice park
It even had a cool waterfall
I love reflections
My other pictures were on the camera that was stolen by a one armed bandit. It would be great to have that memory card back.