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Hong Kong

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After a few great days in Guangzhou, I had to say goodbye to Ada, Lucas, Allison, and the rest of her family. I flew to Hong Kong, left my luggage at the airport, and took the Express MTA train to Hong Kong Island for a quick tour with a family friend, Agnes. We started the day by sampling the local food.

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Ho Hung Kee restaurant, where we tried noodles and shrimp dumplings

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Egg custard tarts and pineapple buns with butter - so yummy!

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Agnes also takes pictures of food like I do

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People on the go

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The double-decker street trams have been in service for more than a hundred years

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Spotted this camera store and had to have a look...

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...and what did I find?! A beautiful collection of lenses!

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We walked through the Wan Chai area and into the famous Happy Valley Racecourse

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A race was about to start with a pool of $10.8 million Hong Kong Dollars

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There are lots of tall buildings in HK

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Later, we took the MTA to Sai Wan Ho to board a ferry to Sam Ka Tsuen seaside village

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The small harbor was great for taking pictures

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We stopped at the seafood market and tried the Mantis Shrimp (aka, pee pee shrimp because they squirt water when grabbed alive). Served lightly breaded and fried with garlic. So delicious!

Walking further down the walkway, it ended at the Hip Tin temple where large conical incense hang from the ceiling
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Posted by CirrusNine 09:42 Archived in Hong Kong

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