A Goodbye to Hong Kong with French Toast, Noodles, and Dim Sum

We didn’t eat in the Tai O fishing village, but instead returned to Kowloon and had a late lunch at the Sweetheart Cafe on Ashley road. This was my first experience with the culinary delight known as “Hong Kong French Toast” which is not for the faint of heart or stomach. It’s two slices of…

Hong Kong’s Lantau Island Tai O Fishing Village

From the Tian Tan Buddha and the monastery, we took bus #21 to Tai O fishing village for about 6 HK$. The ride took about 40 minutes. We explored the narrow alleyways for about an hour or so. Unlike the monastery, there were a lot of cats here. And a lot of dried fish. Perhaps…

Hong Kong’s Central District; Star Ferry, Dim Sum and Markets

On our first full day in Hong Kong, unsurprisingly, I woke up at 3am. Thank you jet lag. The first stop of the day was to buy Hong Kong transportation cards called Octopus Cards; 150 HK$ for me, and 70 HK$ for mom (senior rate).  Built into those costs is a 50 HK$ deposit which we got…

Hong Kong and the Salisbury YMCA

If you ever have the opportunity to fly trans pacific for the price of a transcontinental ticket, take it. At some point in the Fall of 2014 I saw a deal for tickets from LAX to Hong Kong, nonstop, for under $600 (as a point of comparison, my June flight from LA to Boston this…