Step out on the streets of Hong Kong and you’ll see that this busy city is full of both cultural elements and sophisticated city living. In our extended layover here, we’ve seen many areas of both Hong Kong and Kowloon, as well as Victoria Bay. Beautiful Chinese-style boats are abundant here in the harbor, making the water a colorful sight to see.
While here, we’ve also had the opportunity to indulge in some of the city’s world-famous street food. We stopped for shelter at a small place on Bar Street to get a quick bite to eat. I settled on a spicy octopus kabob.
Dim sum was also a favorite! Here’s the “Goldfish” style dumpling at Serenade Restaurant, located right on Victoria Harbor.
But of course, no Hong Kong trip is complete without visiting the vibrant night markets. We visited the famous Ladies Market near Nathan Street, where there were various Chinese souvenirs, clothes, purses, and electronics cases for sale at very low prices (I bought both of my Chinese style shirts/garments for less than $20!)
We also got to explore the night time fruit markets, where there are plenty of tropical fruits available for low prices.
Our trip was cut short by Typhoon Vicente, which is currently pounding on our hotel window as I write this. We weren’t able to go around for most of the day today because of this type 8 typhoon, but I definitely hope to return here to this busy city one day (when it’s more sunny)!