Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Malta’s Marsaxlokk fishing village

Marsaxlokk was a fishing village on the southern end of Malta and just as I’d been drawn to a fishing village on my Hong Kong visit, here I was again, wanting to explore this place for the same reason. Continue reading Malta’s Marsaxlokk fishing village

Tai O Fishing Village

While already on Lantau Island, I decided to journey over to Tai O Fishing Village. These kinds of places attracted me because I’d grown up with a father who, had he had his wish, would probably have wanted to fish for a living. Continue reading Tai O Fishing Village

Aberdeen Harbour ride

Like Singapore, Hong Kong had once been a sampan haven. Now they were a rare sight. In fact, I caught a bus to Aberdeen on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island to enjoy the privilege of a ride in boats that had once been homes for Chinese families. Continue reading Aberdeen Harbour ride

China’s Macau

I took a ferry to Macau for the day. In many ways the town reminded me of Goa. Both having once been ruled by the Portuguese, the architecture had that distinct flavour: arches dominating the buildings; open squares; even one of the churches was similar to one I’d seen in Panjim. Continue reading China’s Macau