Around HK

Hong Kong had a snowflake theme for New Year's 2010-2011
Hong Kong had a snowflake theme for New Year’s 2010-2011

Roasted chestnuts sold as street food in Hong Kong, stir friedwith coals for that charred taste. I wasn't a fan.

Roasted Chestnuts were among the many street snacks I had in Hong Kong, along with Fish Balls, Cart Noodles, Wonton Noodles, and Put Chai Ko.

Most interesting street snack tried in HK: deep fried pig intestine, skewered on a stick

I did NOT attempt to have stinky tofu again (fermented tofu are cut, skewered on a stick, and then deep fried. It’s revolting!). That remains a black eye from my Taiwan night market experience. My nostrils are still recovering.

Hong Kong's subway
HK has a great subway system – easy to understand, quick to get nearly anywhere, and inexpensive. New York has a long way to go to catch up.
meat testicles in window
Please tell me that’s not what it looks like…
Snowflakes in HK
Snowflakes everywhere…
israeli security?
Apparently that’s who you hire when you need security for a huge event like NYE

Tod's storefront

My shop?


My Southeast Asia solo trip begins!

My southeast Asia solo trip begins!   I just left the frozen tundra of NYC, which just had 20″ of snow (6th largest snow storm in NYC history), to go mostly warm countries near the equator. So stoked!

My trip is free on air miles, so I needed to go through Vancouver and Beijing to use them. Here’s the Air Canada plane that’s transporting me, and the view from the air in Vancouver:

Then I arrived at the airport in China! I’ll be in Hong Kong in a few short hours, ready to start my trip. I’m so excited!

View of Beijing from the plane as we approach the airport.
View of Beijing from the plane as we approach the airport.

Beijing's massive airport

Beijing's massive airport.

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