Daily Archives: June 14, 2014

No Big Adventures – Just Our Life

Today we give you some final photos of Hong Kong and our evening out this week.

This woman was at the airport waiting for our flight. I don’t know which is worse – the pants or the green vinyl shoes.

What can I say

What can I say

This is a shop at the entrance to a mall. Now there are no doors on the mall, just a short walkway from Nathan Road in to the centre. We took this just after a thunder storm rolled through. These windows are not frosted – that is condensation from the humidity from the outside to the air conditioned inside. There were four stores like this – all high end watch stores. Hope it didn’t affect the watches.

Damn that humidity.

Damn that humidity.

We were walking down Nathan Road in Kowloon and saw this. Does the brand look familiar? It was one of a number of Kirkland brand items in this small shop – the size of small corner store back home. You just never know what you are going to get. Terry bought a 3 lb. bag of Craisins.

Costco comes to Hong Kong

Costco comes to Hong Kong – sort of.

From one of the fish markets, a fine selection of rainbow colours.

Colourful little guys

Colourful little guys

This guy is lucky I didn’t kill him. He is at least my age – I don’t think I could ever get my leg that high without pulling every muscle in my body. I’m more like the guy in the background with just a little tummy roll.

Yeah, yeah, buddy you're great...

Yeah, yeah, buddy you’re great…

And finally from Hong Kong – our tacky tourist photo.

Taken at the tram base of Victoria Peak.

Taken at the tram base of Victoria Peak. (Ed. note: See comment from Omega photo)

Meanwhile, back in Jiaxing…

Our Aussie friends Cheryl and Andy invited us to join them for a barbie. I want to say first of all that the food served was fantastic – squid, oysters, beef, chicken, eggplant, greens, potatoes and beer – lots of beer and we will definitely be going back. The location was a sidewalk cafe.

There were tables and stools for maybe 20 - 25 people and there were three of these restaurants in a row.

There were tables and stools for maybe 20 – 25 people and there were three of these restaurants in a row. Those green barrels are kegs of beer – but warm beer. You had to get bottles to get cold.

The bike shop next door was the view from my stool

The bike shop next door was the view from my stool

The "coals" were some kind of bricks which were heated to red hot on the left and then put in the long, narrow BBQ on the right where the food was cooked. The fan blew the smoke away. Very creative.

The “coals” were some kind of bricks which were heated to red hot on the left and then put in the long, narrow BBQ on the right where the food was cooked. The fan sucked up and blew the smoke away. Very creative.

In the back of the restaurant was the washroom and prep kitchen. On the left is the washroom and if you are standing facing the toilet your back is to the prep kitchen where the vegetables etc. are washed. They are actually not cut up there – that happens just outside the door.

Aaahhh the bathroom/prep kitchen.

Aaahhh the bathroom/prep kitchen. This is all one room – maybe 3 ft. by 8 ft. and despite how it may look, it was actually very clean.

OK Val, you asked for it. In what may become a bit of a long term addition under the title “Terry and Geoff – Jiaxing’s Own Fashionistas” may I present…

Check out that lining, man. It is fabulous! Suit and shirt by Roshan of Sam's

Check out that lining, man. It is fabulous!
Suit and shirt by Roshan of Sam’s

The Shoe Blog

This woman had a lot going on – patterned pants, frilly hem, purple spikes and sparkly butterfly shapes on the shoes.

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