Growing up in Hong Kong meant seeing my mom visit the traditional wet market every day. In the last three decades much has changed. The level of cleanliness has improved substantially. Large governmental structures houses most of the fresh food hawkers, divided into various sections; fruit & vegetables, dried goods, meat, seafood, poultry and cooked food. Some still maintain their presence on the street with their goods spread out onto the pavements or sidewalks. It is an aspect of Hong Kong that I treasure.
Fresh is the name of the game in Hong Kong. Variety is also highly regarded.
Imagine, a slab of soft tofu that’s so fresh, steam is still rising off as the vendor cut out a square for your purchase. It is without preservatives. It is not wrapped up in plastic containers and stored in the supermarket refrigerators with an expiration dates stamped on top. Continue reading
Sometimes when I’m busy as a tourist in a different country, different city, different area – I forget that all the locals are carrying on with their daily life, as with my friends and family. If I temporarily forget my bucket list and try to connect and observe the normalcy that is occurring in front of my eyes, perhaps I can be a part of it too.
While visiting in Ubud, Bali – I wandered and doddled without a plan and just observed…
One of many rice paddy
Vancouver is the gateway to Western Canada. It offers access to the Pacific ocean and excellent views of the Canadian Rockies. In 2013, it was ranked as the world’s third most-livable city – behind Melbourne and Vienna.
Granville Island of Vancouver
People watching can be entertaining and a learning experience. Studying body language. Wondering the reason behind their facial expressions. Noticing unique, unexpected events. I enjoy observing.
Normal daily life in Peru