Monday, April 28, 2008

Early Morning Walk

Flying to Asia for me is a 24-hour process from the time I leave my house in the morning until I get to the hotel in Hong Kong. As much as I try to "adjust" on the way over I still sleep poorly the first night in country.

One of my favorite things to do in Hong Kong is to get up early and walk along the harbour. Nothing in HK opens until 10 AM, so the city is still pretty quiet.

I took this picture one morning as we were heading over to the ferry terminal. I love the classic Old World style of the sampan in the foreground, very bright in color, with the hazy New World background of the Hong Kong Island side.

The large round building to the right of the boat is the Hong Kong Convention Center, where an amazing amount of the world's business gets conducted at trade fairs and conventions.

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6 comments:

Carmi said...

I'm so very much enjoying your perspectives on the Far East. You have such a neat way of seeing this remarkable corner of the planet. I'm not wishing more time away from your family, but I do look forward to more of your tales from the road.

David said...

very nice - stay sane, friend.

kenju said...

Michele sent me to see your post about Hong Kong, one of the places I hope to see before I die. My brother-in-law travels like you do; he's been everywhere in Asia and loves the food and the massages!

Nepharia said...

There are not many places in the world that I want to visit, but Hong Kong is definitely one of them.

Nice picture.

Michele sent me!

Doodles said...

Rebound from "Michele Sent Me." I had to check out your blog. Very cool picture. The boat in the pic reminds me of my most favorite book when I was little--Ping the Duck..Very cool pic.

mattviews said...

One of my favorites is Star Ferry. I've always been a fan of it and is my choice to cross the harbor! :) It's so comfy, serene, and good for short break in between the hustle and bustle!