A fairly typical street scene (but early enough in the morning to avoid masses of people)
The view going up on the giant escalator. Streets in Hong Kong are visually busy as well as actually busy
Riding in the top floor of the tram. It cost HK $2 to ride (divide by five to get NZ$)
Boats in the crowded and smelly harbour at Shau Kei Wan (the end of the tram route)
Boats and skyscrapers...
Boats and hills...
The view from the 43rd floor of the Bank of China tower. This was free, air-conditioned and provided a great birds-eye view of Hong Kong
One of the International Finance Center towers (the tallest building in HK). You know what they say about cities with giant buildings...
Some heat haze over Victoria harbour
The Bank of China Tower from ground-level
A handy sign that shows you how to take a great picture, jut put the person in the right place and snap away!
We couldn't get it to work though...
Some turtles in Hong Kong Park. The big turtle is holding down the small turtle and no matter how much he thrashed his little legs, he couldn't get free
A funny sign that we saw all over HK. Our guess was that it was bird-flu precautions
The view from Victoria Peak. A very cliché HK photo, but
the view was so stunning that you just want to take it home
This lady was selling hands made of wax. What impressed me was that she had formed a union
The view from Kowloon looking back over to Hong Kong Island
People practising Tai Chi in one of the parks in Tsim Sha Tsui
The start of the "Golden Mile"
Nathan Road in all it's busy, loud and touristy glory
Apartments on Nathan Road with suspected illegal alterations made of bamboo and tarpaulin
An old fella at the bird market in Mong Kok. He is staring into cages packed with tiny birds
The Chi Lin Nunnery. It looked old, but it has been built fairly recently. We had never been to Bhuddist nunnery before so it was interesting to see a small island of absolute calm in the middle of a raging city
This was a Taoist temple and was a complete contrast from the Nunnery. There were loads of people, incense and bright paint
We took a day trip to Lamma Island. There are no cars on Lamma Island so it is very peaceful and scenic. We did wonder however, what the giant fibreglass reindeer were there for. Maybe sleighs are allowed on Lamma Island
The narrow car-free streets of Yung Shue Wan
Beautiful tropical foliage was a complete contrast to the Hong Kong we had so far witnessed
Hung Shing Yeh Beach...
...and if you look just to the left of that stunning beach there the power station for all of Hong Kong
Fiona sheltering from a tropical downpour
One of the tiny pavilions where you could stop and have a wee rest
Looking from one pavilion back to the previous one. If you are easily tired then Lamma Island is for you!
Looking from the pavilion to Lo So Shing Beach
Looking across to Sok Kwu Wan and hoping like crazy that we can make the ferry on time
The nice boats sitting in the bay at Stanley
Looking out from the Promenade over the bay in Stanley
The view from Murray House looking back into the Stanley Markets
The walk down to Cheshire House (I'm not sure what Cheshire House is for because I was only going to find a Geocache)
A spider that was easily the length of my GPS!!!
At night the view from Victoria Peak is especially amazing.
The contrast of Hong Kong
The noon day gun - Mad Dogs and Englishmen and all that
This building is next to our hotel. This scaffolding of bamboo and packing strip went up in a day. The guys were 18 stories up and they just walked around on it like they were 30cm off the ground.