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Food Street Markets in Hong Kong

Food Street Markets in Hong Kong

Being a North American, the traditional food and produce market is a mostly foreign concept. Most of us in North America drive once a week to the supermarket for our food. In Vancouver, I guess we’re lucky enough to have places like the Granville Island Public Market and various farmers markets that introduce supermarket shoppers to the traditional market.

Hong Kong is full of old street markets.…

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Filed under 2014 Central Chinese food Hong Kong January Lei Yue Mun market meat Photography photos plaza produce Sai Ying Pun Street Tai Po Travel wet goods

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Climbing Up to Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels

Climbing Up to Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels

Hong Kong Island is one very hilly place. Most visitors and tourists would only venture up the hillside to visit The Peak. Even then, most people would likely take The Peak Tram (which in itself is a tourist attraction). If you have an extended period of time, then it may be worthwhile to explore off the beaten path into non-touristy Hong Kong.

On this January Sunday, I was meeting up with an old…

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Filed under 2014 Des Voeux Road Eastern Street Hong Kong Island January Mid-Levels Photography photowalk reunion Street Tram Travel view Walking

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Hong Kong City Gallery

Hong Kong City Gallery

Here’s a very little known “museum” in Hong Kong. So little known that the place is eerily quiet for a Hong Kong facility. This is the City Gallery. The gallery isn’t expensive. In fact, it’s free. The gallery isn’t in the middle of nowhere. It’s right down in Central Hong Kong near the old City Hall. So why is it so quiet? I have no idea.

The first time I heard about the City Gallery was when…

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Filed under 2014 City City Gallery exhibits gallery Hong Kong infrastructure January museum Travel Urban Planning

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The View from the Upper Deck

The View from the Upper Deck

One of the great things of the Hong Kong transportation system is the ubiquitous double decker bus. They are as much a symbol of Hong Kong as they are a symbol of London. The ride is comfortable on the upper deck of these tall vehicles and offer a different view of the dynamic urban landscape that is Hong Kong.

In the tight urban spaces of Kowloon, the double decker literally offers a towering…

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Filed under 2014 Argyle Street bus double decker Hong Kong January Kowloon Mong Kok Photography photos Repulse Bay Sha Tin Stanley Travel upper deck view

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Hong Kong - Central Ferry Piers

Hong Kong – Central Ferry Piers

What do you do when you’ve just witnessed your cousin bring the bride home for a traditional tea ceremony and you have a few hours to kill before the wedding banquet? I don’t know about you, but my sister and I went for a long walk down to the Hong Kong waterfront, namely the Central Ferry Piers.

(L) Macau Ferry Terminal, (C Back) FCC Tower, (R) Central Ferry Piers

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Filed under 2014 Central Ferry Piers First Ferry Hong Kong January Maritime Museum New Year&039;s Day Photography photos Pier No. 7 Star Ferry Travel Victoria Harbour Walking water waterfront

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99 B Line Queuing Study

99 B Line Queuing Study

It looks like I was a part of a study and didn’t even realize it. Back in January, I had arrived at Broadway & Commercial as a part of my daily commute and was greeted with the bright yellow tape on the sidewalk leading up to the 99 B-Line stop. Signs were posted saying that it was part of queuing study for the B-Line. The B-Line has over 50,000 riders every day. It claims to be North America’s…

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Filed under 2014 99 B-Line Broadway Coast Mountain Bus Company Commercial human behaviour January queuing study Transit TransLink Transportation Vancouver