Wednesday, May 23, 2012


From goldfish to parrots, flowers to electronic gadgets, you can buy it on the streets of Kowloon, across the harbor from Hong Kong Island.  The Ladies Market is open when the sun is shining and the Temple Street Night Markets open up when the sun goes down.  And that's not to mention the malls that dot the peninsula.  We will remember Kowloon as a bustling place full of really interesting sights, sounds, and smells.

A short rest break from walking his bird
Showing off his parrot
Kowloon Flower Market on Mother's Day
Goldfish Street - Look at all the pretty fish

But Kowloon is definitely more than just markets.  At the southern tip of Kowloon are several museums (we spent a rainy afternoon at the history museum), a waterfront esplanade and Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars.  Nearby is the beautiful colonial-era Peninsula Hotel.  We wandered around the waterfront and stayed for the Symphony of Lights, a nightly light show involving all of Hong Kong's skyscrapers.  Although it wasn't quite as long as we expected, it was cool to watch the skyline light up and blink along with the music.

Bruce Lee along the Avenue of Stars
The Symphony of Lights

To cap it all of we took a ride on the Star Ferry (in service since 1898) back home to Hong Kong Island!

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