Monday, January 18, 2010

One of the BEST days EVER!

Davis and I woke up at 4 AM this morning because we went to sleep at 9 pm last night. We couldn't go back to sleep so we were up, had showers, and were at breakfast by 7am after laying in bed for an hour trying to go back to sleep, but that was not the awesome part of the day....although breakfast was amazing.
view from the roof at 7am
our pool on the roof
my first plate this morning, then I had 2 more!
our view at breakfast at 7am

After breakfast we had plans to go to Hong Kong Island and spend the day, but it was so early we decided we would go to the markets on this side of the water first.....we ended up spending all day in the markets over here in Mong Kok and Kowloon AND IT WAS AWESOME!
1st subway experience besides the airport commute

We started at the Flower Mkt and it was beautiful! Then off to the bird mkt (yes, this is where they sell real birds). It was disgusting (I despise birds) and loud, but good to see. Then to the goldfish mkt, where they sell goldfish (& there were a ton of vendors.
i love orchids
bamboo scaffolding...sounds dangerous
beautiful
me at the flower mkt
Dave at the flower mkt
bird mkt
bird food = maggots
goldfish mkt
most buildings look like this with clothes everywhere

Then we went to the Sports Mkt (athletic gear), electronic mkt (tons of cell phones). After this we walked down Reclaimation Rd (which is crazy)....it is a mkt of hardware. Then we walked through a kitchen market (it was insane the amount of Kitchen stuff from sinks to bowls). After this we went to the Jade market which was equally amazing in Jade.
Jade mkt
outside the jade mkt
Reclaimation St...the random everything mkt
Fish mkt....it looks much better in Seattle

AND THEN we went to the LADIES MARKET and it was AWESOME! We shopped forever! We bought sooooo much stuff and spent less than $200 and that is AWESOME. Have I mentioned that I absolutely loved today?!?
$5 Davis says for his hat!

To name a little bit of our goodies....

Davis - hat, 5 dress shirts, sachtel
Home - dragon bookends, Hong Kong cityscape to go with our Seattle cityscape
Cindy - 4 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes, purse
Ladies mkt
our goodies
Davis in his new gear

Now our feet hurt, but I think we will manage! It was so worth it!

We also had our first taste of local Hong Kong juice....Davis had watermelon (which was watermelon crushed in a cup) and I had Blueberry Milk Tea (I have no idea, but it was good).

Cheers!

the subway on the way home

they have these juice stands where you pick the fruits and/or veggies and they through them in a blender and hand you the cup for less than $1

video
this eel is chopped into 3 pieces but still alive...yuck (I also have a video of a fish skinned that is still breathing).

4 comments:

Dwayne said...

I LIKE that hat. Dad

Amanda said...

I'm thinking I will never eat seafood again, :). What a great experience!

Mom said...

five, five dollar, five dollar foot long!

The Raymonds said...

looks like you all are having a great time! But what did you buy me? Love you!