Back from Hong Kong

Returned Sunday afternoon from four days and three nights in Hong Kong. The purpose of the trip was to meet a group of Xangans who were visiting from Los Angeles, Vancouver, Jakarta, and Singapore. Our own mini Xanga meetup, I guess.


The city was lit up with holiday displays, as spectacular as ever, if not more so. The weather was moderate for the first few days, but took on a damp chill near the end of my stay. It made for a pleasant break from the warm weather we have had in Bangkok.

Different people were available on different days, as many had other friends and family members to visit while in Hong Kong. Nonetheless, there were plenty of fun activities.


We rode many different modes of transportation, including the gondolas on Lantau Island.


After soaring to new heights, we visited the Po Lin monastery and had a vegetarian lunch.


We had the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of Chinese tea while dodging some rain.


We found ourselves in crowds, waiting to eat at popular places.


We tried intriguing and tasty foods.


And, of course, we took lots of pictures of the food – even things as mundane as dinner rolls! More details in the coming days.


0 thoughts on “Back from Hong Kong

  1. I suppose the mini xanga get together will be more featured than the vegetarian lunch? I suppose Phoenix palms is another code word for chicken feet? I didn’t know what trotters were until someone said what they are.

  2. @PPhilip – The vegetarian lunch was decidedly uninspiring, so I will probably not bother sharing it.@n_e_i_l – Hadn’t heard that name, but certainly better than “chicken feet”.@CurryPuffy – There were limits to which Xangans could be shown in a picture and this one seemed safe enough. @ElusiveWords – One of our group was not too thrilled about the gondola ride, either. The view of HKG airport was amazing, though!@Fatcat723 – Yes, the lady performed the whole ritual for us. Very good way to kill an hour as the rain fell.

  3. You always have the best adventures! I was very amused at the dinner roll photo shoot! hehe! I’m only guessing (and hoping) you go into some detail – especially concerning the “phoenix claw” as I’m a curious creature and I’d like to know more!

  4. It seems we’re continually swapping cities!! Seeing that skyline makes me miss it all so much. Hope you had an amazing time, and can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  5. @stepaside_loser – Yeah, that’s a funny one, isn’t it?@rudyhou – Yes we did… had I known we were going to eat at the other branch a few days later, I would have said “no way”.@Wangium – Well, not intriguing to me, but intriguing to at least some of the people who read my blog.@gasdoc73 – Thanks – HNY to you, too!@oxyGENE_08 – Indeed. I recall that you were possibly going to join us. Maybe next time?@mizz_chan – Yes, you and I really are city swapping!@murisopsis – I edit out the mundane and hype the rest, thus making it appear like I’m having the best adventures! =)@chronic_masticator – Sadly, I didn’t take many pictures of the monastery itself. On the one hand, it wasn’t that special. On the other hand, it was drizzling and I didn’t want to get wet.@amygwen – Love Japan – please enjoy for me.@Xx_DeUce_xX – Thanks for clarifying the translation for us. Sure sells better than “chicken feet,” huh? 

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