Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Triad Park

From the 1950's until 1993, the Triad was based out of the Kowloon Walled City, an area of approximately 0.026KM. M calls it a human termite mound but squattersville is ok too. The area was within the part of British area but under Chinese jurisdiction. In 1993, the area was torn down and converted into a park. Doesn't look very threatening, does it?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fire Prevention Carnival

As luck would have it, we walked right by the Yau Tsim Mong District Fire Prevention Carnival cum Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station Open Day . . . a totally unexpected treat!

Complete with Canto-pop singer . . .

Fire prevention Motorcycles (yes, it has a small tank and hose)

And angry, balloon bending clown

Monday, March 23, 2009

Belated Dragon Close-Ups

Ok, these are from a mall during Chinese New Year and we are a bit later posting . . . but they are really cool!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Historic Macau

It's occurred to us that we haven't shown you all the nicer side of Macau, with its Portuguese influenced architecture and pretty temples . . . we really need to try harder

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Insane Shopping Experiences

In case you haven't realized, the shopping malls in HK are:

1. everywhere
2. crazy

Here's one in the poorer parts of town with an indoor roller coaster . . . its at the top of a 20 story mall and looks over the atrium to the ground floor.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thailand - Other Miscellaneous Stuff

Flying Chickens Living in a Tree - we couldn't get video but it was amazing - an entire flock lived about 20 feet in the air!


Can you see the trannie behind Umanling?

M's new friend

M's Prettier

These were on the menu as "Express Fries" . . . kinda look like wormies, huh? No wonder the waiter laughed when we ordered!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thailand - Elephant Riding

That's right - we rode elephants! Umanling's was named Mehbutong and M's MegaPoh.

M smells elephant poo!