the sights of hong kong i can help you with, but as for the smells and sounds, well, you're just going to have to take my word for it - they are incredible.
we took a self-guided walking tour in kowloon yesterday, starting at the flower market. the markets and stores seem to be grouped according to theme, and they seamlessly blend! so first, it was the flower market - row upon row of stores selling nothing but the most aromatic and visually appealing flowers. blue roses even! flowers make people happy. they just do.
i just don't know how anyone makes a living. so many people are selling the same thing for the same price! the flower market turned into the bird market. some were very cheep (hehe)...
every single orange cage held at least one bird. poor things...
from there we found ourselves at the goldfish market. this is NOT to be confused with the fresh fish market.leave your sewing kits at home ladies. one false move with a needle and these babies are history...
from there it was to the fresh fish market. i don't need to be too descriptive here - you can pretty much imagine what THAT smelt like. the offerings were right out there on tables too - if you stumbled too far to the left or right, you WOULD be the fishy dinner (errrr).
dontcha hate it when your dinner does a runner on you? god bless woolworths!!!
because i'm not at home and don't have the benefit of PSE, a computer with a mouse (#$%^&*!!!!! laptop!) and lots of spare time (plus blogger won't autosave), i'm going to sign off now.
i realise this has turned into a photo diary, pretty much for my own benefit. however, if you are enjoying my little journey through hong kong, then i'm happy for you!