Stanley, Hong Kong

Maritime Museum

The other day we cruised over to Stanley, which is on the southern part of Hong Kong.  Stanley is one of the higher class areas that I’ve been to.  In life in general.  I’m talking about unreal looking mansions and high rises that you can buy multiple floors to live on.  Multi-million dollar properties in US Dollars.  We clearly didn’t go on some sort of Parade of Homes tour, like my dad and I used to do when I was younger, but I’ve read enough design blogs to know what is the what.  That would have been awesome though.  If there is an Hong Kong version of that, I will be there, living vicariously through the extravagant home decor of others.

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Wet market…Sheung Wan

Mind you, I don’t want to give any bad information, but I often get lost.  I do a lot of wandering around.  Even though I’m fairly certain these photos were taken in Sheung Wan, I’m not entire sure this is what is called a “Wet Market”, but I’m mostly sure.

There are a lot of things to see when you come across these markets…fruit, vegetables, meat being butchered, fish being gutted, people selling random goods.  You never know what you’ll come across.  My favorite was the shoelaces stand with luggage in one stand.  This particular market was all in small crowded pedestrian streets, where you walk up the hill and peruse to your heart’s content.

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In Yo’ Face

In Yo’ FACE, Mong Kok.  If you’re an avid reader of all 36 of my posts, you’ll recall that I had been lost for hours looking for a dang art supply store.  I found it.  The real art supply store, along with a yarn store and a craft store.  Feels like a hundred bucks.

Now, incase you’re interested in going, get on the red line, to Mong Kok Station, and exit B1, B2, B3 or at the Prince Edward Station exit B.  Head towards Bute and Sai Yee, there should be a street map on a pole when you exit.

Nice Art supply store:
Kwong Yick Art & Design Materials Ltd
G/F, 169 Sai Yee St, Mong Kok
Tel:2393 2277

Crafty Craft store:
Craft Supply store
G/F, 173 Sai Yee St, Mong Kok
Tel: 2392 0969

Yarn Store:
Filo Kilo
G/F, 167 Sai Yee St, Mong Kok
Tel: 2392 9729

The most important step to getting there is either remembering these directions, or writing them down.  Both of which I did not do the first time.  Learn from my mistakes.  Now, go young grasshopper, and be artsy fartsy.

I’m off to knit something.

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Panda Neon

Yesterday I wandered around Central and Sheung Wan.  What?  Did I get lost?
No.  You have to have a destination in mind in order to get lost.  Technically, I did not get lost.
So here I am, wandering around, soaking in the city, turning when I want to, exploring the way I like to, nice and slow.

In the distance I see this sign on a store a block away, and I felt I MUST investigate.

A neon panda?

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