I’m often guilty of taking hundreds of photos when I go away and never find the time to look at them again. Since my trip to Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago I’m determined to break this habit. Here are a few highlights:
I went shopping in the market for really fresh food. The splashing of fish, the smell of meat in the air and the shouting from stall vendors created a very different sensory experience compared to the clinical atmosphere of a supermarket.
There was something quite comforting finding products in shops that I recognised from my childhood. These Chinese medicine packaging have remained unchanged over the years. The pattern and decorative detail on them are so very mesmerizing!
As the world’s elderly population continue to increase, there is a need to ensure this generation remains active. I was aware of the existence of play parks designed for older people but hadn’t seen one before. These were a common sight in Hong Kong and were regularly used by local residence.
On the evening that I met these little pet tortoises (who will eventually grow to a few meters), I also saw a pineapple plant for the very first time! I love the feeling of being so close to nature, and being fortunate enough to enjoy fresh mangos and bananas directly from lovingly tendered trees.