Wednesday, March 30, 2011

#489 Hanging with the locals in Hong Kong

When traveling, local knowledge is a wonderful thing. Often on Semester at Sea, it comes in the form of a professional local guide who deals with thousands of tourist guests every year.

So in Hong Kong we are thrilled to meet up with our friends Toni and Brandon who live in Discovery Bay, just a short ferry ride (with free wifi) from Hong Kong.

Toni and Brandon are wonderful hosts.  After lunch, a stroll around Discovery Bay, and a sample of Brandon's home brew, we explore Kowloon's Temple Street Night Market

and dine at scrumptious Temple Spice Crabs-all suggested by the local experts.

We have a fun time catching up with our friends from Lockerbie while learning why they like their Hong Kong lifestyle.   It's good to be able to picture folks where they live.

Yours in wishing for local knowledge in every port,


  1. Julie at the CardinalMarch 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Great picture of the four of you!

  2. did you buy any cds at the night market?