Suspension bridges - crossing over from the airport into Hong Kong
We've got about two more days in Hong Kong before heading out for Thailand tomorrow evening. Our India trip plans got scrapped (boo) due to difficulty getting a visa. Once we got over that disappointment, we decided to change our tickets and head to Thailand a few weeks early. Now we have the liberation of knowing that we could venture into Malaysia, Vietnam, or Laos in that time - we're still not sure where the trip will take us!
Hong Kong has been overwhelming, efficient, vertical, smelly, and fun. We feel quite safe here and are mostly just shopping. Stories are plentiful, but for now the pictures will have to suffice.
We are headed to Vanuatu for 2 years of service with the Peace Corps! Our list of excitements include: learning a new language (or two), appreciating a new culture, establishing our first home together, and traveling! Stay tuned for a candid account of our ups and downs abroad!
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OrchidsTons of beautiful varieties of orchids were hot items at the flower market
Bird MarketNearby the flower market - a bird market. Caught between pity for the caged birds and their novelty, we sauntered through.
Bird FoodLive grasshoppers, worms and other insects for sale to feed the birds.
Roasted ChickensI swear one was looking at me the whole time I was taking this photo.
Dim SumYum yum yum again! This style of Chinese food is steamed in bamboo trays. Everything from wontons to vegetables to meat dishes. Served tapas style, so we could taste a little bit of everything.
Ladies MarketPacked in the streets selling everything from handbags, watches, underwear, scarves, shirts, you name it. Crazy bustle, but the shopkeepers were very nice to help you find just the right thing.