Sunday, October 18, 2009

stanley market

Since being in HK, we’ve done a couple of touristy things. Hopefully as time progresses, we’ll continue to do more and really explore our new “home.” Something we did recently was go over to Stanley Market, which is a tourist destination that involves shopping over in Stanley Bay. We had to take the MTR to Central, which takes about 45 minutes. Then we took a 30-minute double-decker bus ride to the market. The bus ride was super fun. It was my first time on a double-decker bus and we got the front seat on the top. It was a very scenic ride and it was nice to see more of HK. I did have a few scares though. The bus driver was careening around corners without a care in the world and since the roads are rather narrow, the other vehicles got pretty close. I thought we were going to get hit a few times causing me to duck, but we ended up just fine thankfully!

Once we got to Stanley Bay, we walked around the market. There were lots of touristy things to buy including lanterns, Chinese character name stamps, clothes, jewelry, and other knick-knacks that people would want to take home with them. As we walked about, we ran into a local concert. It was so neat to see. There were small children performing, there were acrobatic performances, there was singing, and there was even ethnic dancing. After enjoying that for quite some time, we continued on our way and just enjoyed being out in the sun. All in all, it was a truly enjoyable day!

On the bus!

A bus coming our way and bright lanterns.
Acrobatic performance! A glimpse into a temple.

A cool painting on a wall. I love the vibrant colors!


  1. Glad you guys are getting out! looks fun!

  2. I'm glad too. My health has been iffy here, so it's nice to have a good day and go out and explore this truly vibrant city!


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