Photos of my Asia Trip: Hong Kong Part III

DISCLAIMER: This blog post contains images of mating butterflies, drunken pigeons and bare breasted buddhas. If you have a problem with this, you might be better off looking at something else  . Don’t email me to complain, don’t visit my blog anymore because I might post things like this again.



Last photos of Hong Kong before I move you on to Malaysia ;) One of the days we did a wonderful morning hike …we took one of those little beaner busses out to our starting point and it started off with loads of stairs…



on top we met those guys…that made my day. Afterwards it went through more forresty areas..which had bigger butterflies that liked to fly right at you. They also looked as if they had cowboy chaps on and would carry away little children…that was about all the exciting wildlife we saw..but nonetheless it was a wonderful hike.


One night we went for a fancy dinner at Hutong – it was soooo good


Besides …one dish…which fortunately came right in the beginning of the menu – so I could get over it quick ;)


Yes…the drunken pigeons. When they were served…heads on…I actually wished that I was drunk  LOL. I tried to convince myself that looks are not everything…it is the inner qualities that count. Well I tried and I can assure you …not in this case. Drunken Pigeons…been there, done that, don’t have to try ever ever again.



My favorite dish for overall experience (taste and visual appearance) was the so called “Red Lantern” deep-fried soft shell crabs served in a basket of red chillies. Then the lid was lifted my eyes started watering. And the first two crabs hurt as it was sooo hot…after the crabs aired out a bit it was no problem anymore.


This was followed by a couple more delicious highlights. And the bathroom must have been one of the most beautiful restaurant bathrooms I have ever seen – the whole place was just beautiful – just too dark to take a photo ;)



The day after this we actually went to Malaysia- but on our way back to the U.S. we had another 1/2 day stay over in Hong Kong and we went to the Big Buddha



and they weren’t kidding when they said “Big Buddha”



Speaking of big…I have never seen incense this big!


Breathing got a bit heard though


Again the temple fascinated me. The colors, the details…I hope I do not bore you with those pictures but …



it was just beautiful – left and right




and also up



and below



and that was it…Hong Kong. In a couple days I will show some photos from Kuala Lumpur and the Workshops in Malaysia.

I am wishing you an amazing start into the week!







Comments (13)

  • Jackie PN


    Nat, I always love your posts as well as photos…but this Hong Kong trip has been even more wonderful than all of the others! Thanks for taking me along! “)


  • eSeN


    Nat, don’t ever apologize for your travel posts(or for any of your posts, for whatever reason). People who aren’t interested in these ones specifically won’t read them, but the rest of us find the posts really interesting and your photos are absolutely lovely!


  • Laura Bohall


    thank you SO, SO much for sharing these amazing pics! I doubt I will ever make it out of the states and these glimpses are just magical!
    Safe journeys!


  • chrisd


    What terrific photos. I have also shared them with a friend who formerly lived in the far east and she has truly enjoyed the photos too.Thanks a bunch for sharing your adventures with all of us!


  • nicole


    I really enjoyed your pictures, but even better was the disclaimer at the beginning :)


  • Delores



    Please continue to share your photos. You have a very good eye and are a pleasure to look at. Health issues have stopped my days of travelling so every time you post your photos I get to take a little holiday.

    Thanks Delores


  • Jessica Sporn


    awesome post and your pictures are just beautiful. Thanks for the humor too!


  • Barb J.


    Life is too short not to travel and enjoy other cultures when you can. The pictures are beautiful. Just the experience of being able to eat dishes that are not the “common” variety, make for an even better and marvelous trip. You are so fortunate to be able to experience other amazing countries.


  • Suze


    You saw fabulous things & your pix R frame worthy! Brings me back to all our Asia trips & how much I love the Far East!! Nice to have u back!


  • Laura Strack


    Wow, Nathalie, what a cool trip you had. Loving the tour. That Buddha is huge! Thank you for taking us with you.


  • Susan (Sanna) Burgess


    Not boring at all NAT! Very very beautiful indeed!!! I loved your perspective on the buddha from underneath and the other one over the mountain range. What the heck were those two things on the leaf? Yuck to drunken pigeons! What a time you have had!!! Thanks for sharing! Sanna


  • Kathy P


    What an awesome experience! I am enjoying your beautiful photos and tales so much! Thanks for sharing with us! And kudos for even trying the pigeon—not me!!


  • Sue Clarke


    That is huge incense for sure. Love the temple pics and glad to see that I’m not the only one who takes pics of mating creatures. I have one from my honeymoon of turtles. Happy Monday!


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