Hong Kong

Ed: I would strongly suggest you don’t view this around mealtimes.

Our next stop is Hong Kong, a great antidote to Kuala Lumpur.. A beautiful City when seen from the water: fun, vibrant and exciting, full of great restaurants and things to do. Sadly it is a City in flux, as the wealthy chinese from the mainland buy their way in, push up prices, and so push out the Hong Kong Chinese. We really notice the increase in prices, but I found a great boutique Hotel on line in the hills of the Hollywood district.

Sadly reality is not quite reflected by the online photos. The view from the window of the Hotel does nothing for the Fabulosity Meter

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It would be perfect if I could say that Gordon picked this Hotel, but sadly it is not true.

What was I thinking!

We are in Hong Kong for four days before we board our Seabourn Cruise, where true luxury awaits.

We have been to Hong Kong twice before and I have written about it, so I will not do so again.

We eat at some wonderful restaurants, but I would like to show you some of the things we found at the meat market, that we did not eat. It appears the Chinese do not like to waste any part of the slaughtered animal.

We eat at some wonderful restaurants, but I would like to show you some of the things we found at the meat market, that we did not eat. It appears the Chinese do not like to waste any part of the slaughtered animal.

A nice goat’s head in its entirety looks appealing

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But not so much when it is skinned and displayed with its hooves and heart

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If you would rather eat pig, then most of its innards are available and on display

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Pigs ears are often served as an appetizer

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although I can’t think of anything less appetizing

Offer most men a bit of tail and they will be happy. But perhaps this is not what they were thinking of

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And if the sight of dead animal parts puts you off your food, then never worry. You can always buy the entire thing alive and still hopping

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After all that, you might like a little Chinese medicine to fix you up.

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The horse bezoar is a gall stone. It is ground up and taken to stop the production of too much phlegm. Someone should tell the Chinese that it is not working.

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2 Responses to Hong Kong

  1. Baz says:

    There are parts of China in which they claim that the only thing with four legs that they won’t eat is the table. Bon Apetite!

  2. Colette says:

    blocking this whole visit out, looking forward to a relaxing Seabourn Cruise

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