Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hong Kong Vacation

I had a great time on my trip to Hong Kong!

It's a very interesting place, with a mix of old and new, ramshackle little villages in close proximity to (and sometimes within) cities.

I visited some temples

where there was lots of fragrant incense burning.

The temple of A-Ma in Macau had particularly unusual incense.

I also visited a Buddhist monastery

on a foggy day.

There were many street markets

(one of which had a yarn stand)

and some nice scenery

lots of interesting trees

I even saw a couple of rats

(They were part of the leftover Chinese New Year decorations)

and a sheep-themed tea set at the Museum of Teaware.

Speaking of which, I drank lots of tea

and of course ate a lot of tasty food

(That's sweet and sour tofu, not very authentic but completely delicious.)

It was also wonderfully warm most of the time, and I even got a bit of a sunburn. 

I didn't knit a stitch but I did read, so reviews are forthcoming.

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