Hong Kong Pt. 2

Seemingly all slopes are registered in Hong Kong.

Some even claim to be disinfected hourly. They take the flu quite seriously.

The Chungking Mansions are as close as one can get to the late Kowloon Walled City.

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Mong Kok is lousy with these tiny watch repairmen.

 

Beef noodle soup.

Got that beef noodle soup here.

A less formal night restaurant. 

I made several trips to outlying islands. My favorite was Peng Chau.

 

Less than a square kilometer and car-free, it's an excellent little island. Many guidebooks advise to avoid it, under the pretense that it's 'boring'- this means it's devoid of tourist. Locals, mixed with a few expats, inhabit pieces of the island in gorgeous little housing areas. There are a few hiking trails around the island and some nice temples and abandoned houses to visit. It really is a wonderful place, not counting the enjoyable boat rides to and fro.

 

Central HK, seen from the Peng Chau ferry.

 

When you take the ferries around HK, you see the immense parking lots for ships.

Arrival at the Peng Chau ferry terminal.

 

A nice, quiet, modern place. I actually came to Peng Chau again two months later just to stay here and read some books I had my eye on.

 

They had some serious tree stabilization technology. 

Peng Chau is a no-car island, lending fabulous little alleys. Said alleys sometimes have tiny little temples tucked in them. 

That's a serious daikon.

 

Purpose unknown.

 

Given the lack of cars, there are Home Depot-esque carts abound. 

The main market "street", really just an alley, is bite sized and totally authentic. Despite being so close to Hong Kong, the island life vibe is still strong.

Keeping the wildlife at bay.

Where did they get those I wonder?

The outlying islands make for wonderful day trips, an fun and varied landscape that is easily accessible from Central.