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Last lunch in Korea

Seoul, South Korea


Close to the Incheon airport (the airport is on a island) and on the seaside, it was time to try another barbecue. This time with sea shells, clams. To be honest, I don't know almost any of them. As always, you can choose what you want from the tank.

And the lady is preparing everything for you. She gives you a glove to hold the "burning" shell with your left hand. The right hand concentrates on fighting with the sticks as usual.


Very tasty and fun again.
That concludes the trip to South Korea. It was an interesting experience. One thing I'd like to mention. Everybody we met there was very friendly and there was always someone to help (without asking for it) in case.


permalink written by  thetourist on August 31, 2010 from Seoul, South Korea
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong


The first thing that strikes you when you arrive in Hong Kong is the humidity. I compare this climat to the one of Rio de Janeiro with the difference that, here, you have a very heavy city smog. Saying this explains already why this city is not for me. The fact that 7 millions people are living on 1100 km2 does not help. This is one of the most densely populated area in the world. That will be difficult to take some pictures without humans on it :-)
Hong Kong island view from the top (The peak)

This city is full of lights and it looks like it never sleeps

The island viewed from the mainland


permalink written by  thetourist on September 1, 2010 from Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Aberdeen fish market

Hong Kong, Hong Kong


South of the island, in aberdeen, there is a fish market where probably all the fishes sold in any restaurant in Hong Kong are coming from. Clearly not a place for tourists but that's not the kind of things that stops me. If you decide to go, be prepared. Best thing is to have plastic boots. They didn't like me to take pictures but here are some


This area looks really poor/real compared to the expensive/fake Hong Kong picture I had on the island. This alignment of boats attached one to the other reminds me some James Bond pursuits in a floating fish market


permalink written by  thetourist on September 2, 2010 from Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Signs everywhere....

Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Another thing that strikes me, probably because I was just coming back from South Korea where everything is spotless clean and people are naturally respecting everything without beeing forced to, is the quantity of prohibition signs.
They are everywhere and for everything. Sometimes I found up to 6 or 7 signs on a rubbish bin saying:
do not throw outside bin
do not smoke (fine 5000 HK$)
please put the cigarettes ends in ashtray
do not throw lit cigarettes ends in bin (fine 1500 HK$)
do not sit on bin
please put waste newspaper in litter bin
and the best one
for complaints or suggestions please phone xxxx or hotline xxxx

Some examples of signs I found



I was not really expecting finding a sign here, but, here it is.

Last one in the bus. At the end, it is difficult to make the difference between what is forbidden and what is recomended to do. The "mind your head" sign should placed in a different place or be more explicit... maybe I'll phone the hotline for my suggestion. Why am I saying this? because I hit my head while taking the picture :-)
I suggest a sign saying "mind your head while taking pictures" or "Do not take picture (we decline any responsabilty in case you hit your head doing this!)"

To recover from this, I tried some Dim Sum. These are kinds of dumplings filled with different things. They are cooked on a steaming basket.


permalink written by  thetourist on September 4, 2010 from Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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