HAPPY NEW YEAR, BUNNIES!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, BUNNIES!

Happy Chinese New Year to all…year of the rabbit, courtesy of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong!

MEN’S STYLE. hong kong

MEN’S STYLE. hong kong

Many young guys in HK have trendy taste in haircuts & pants…I love it!

YAT LOK BBQ. tai po

YAT LOK BBQ. tai po

Today we did something I had wanted to do for quite a while…we went to the restaurant featured in Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations HK.  It’s an unassuming restaurant packed to the gills with people…sharing tables with others is the norm here.  Yat Lok BBQ restaurant is known for it’s roasted goose and suckling pig.  We tried both!  Goose vs. Pig: Goose won, hands down!  What a delicious way to spend an afternoon…

DIM SUM. hong kong

DIM SUM. hong kong

All-you-can-eat Dim Sum in the land of dim sum…Hong Kong!

Our table at Le Meridien was full of delicious dishes, and a great view of the ocean…heaven.

OLD & NEW. hong kong

OLD & NEW. hong kong

bamboo scaffolding

bldg

These buildings are what I think of when I think of Hong Kong…a little ramshackle, but full of character.

HK from room 2

HK from room

HK is one of my favorite cities in the world because of the contrast between the old & worn and the slick new city life…I love both sides equally!

I have a few books that are worth buying on the topic of buildings in HK:

City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon City

Phantom Shanghai

If you know of other books along these lines, I would be happy if you post suggestions in the comments below.