I guess it's because I was born and spent the first eight years of my life in Hong Kong when it was still a British territory, but I never think of Hong Kong as being a part of China. I don't think it's a part of my bias when I say that Hong Kongers have a very different mind-set and exhibit different behaviors than people we met in mainland China. But that's too long a story to get into here.
My sister found us a pretty cool hotel in Hong Kong. It was situated very close to a street my family had lived on once upon a time (Fa Yuen Street). This is the view out our window:
We had a dinner with one of those sets of relatives, my dad's oldest brother's widow and her kids. I spent a lot of time with this aunt and these cousins when I was young. They are the nicest people, and I had such a great time with them. Here's some of the food we ate that night:
One of those places was by the water in the New Territories. There were a lot of seafood restaurants all displaying a lot of wild and wonderful (and edible) sea critters:
Here we are at the airport, preparing to head back to Vancouver:
And that's pretty much it for our trip. Next time, I'll share the hilarious signs and posters we saw in English while in China.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams