I have been to Hong Kong only once. It feels like it was ages ago but it was actually only six and a half years ago on January 2006. I had arrived in Beijing on September 2005 and exhausted my 3 months tourist visa to the max limit of two 1 month extensions. Back then the most common solution to this problem was a visit the little land down under the main land.
I spent 3 days and 2 night there. After 5 months in Beijing I found Hong Kong very refreshing (maybe that’s why in Chinese it’s called 香港 which means the fragrant port). One thing however was quite a disappointment – the food. Maybe it was because I didn’t know where to look, maybe it was my time in Beijing, maybe it was because I am not a big fan of seafood (Jewish…Shalom) but Cantonese food simply didn’t turn up to be my cup of tea. It wasn’t just me, my Italian friend who joined me for the trip felt the same way about the food.
The one thing we did like there was the bakeries, because there weren’t many good ones in Beijing. We had the best breakfast in months in that bakery and that’s why I love this photo so much. On top of that charming genuine smile (I didn’t ask her to do that) it also reminds me of a great breakfast.
Breakfast with a smile. I can’t think of a better photo to be the first one under the new photos and galleries category.