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Thursday, 9 July 2015

EXPERIENCING A RAINY DAY IN HONG KONG.

Hong Kong, Day 2 - Rainy Day

A few days before our trip to Hong Kong, we were told to prepare for heavy rain and thunderstorm. We brought along our umbrellas & caps, extra change of clothing and sandals in case we get wet. We thanked God, He answered our prayer for good weather. Even though it did rain the first two days, it was not heavy. Most of the time, it was just light drizzle.
In fact, the umbrellas and caps were mostly used to protect us from the hot sun and not so much the rain throughout our stay in Hong Kong. And it was amazing how our host, Pete knew where to lead us, to avoid the rain, yet able to make progress in our journey. All the walking helped to burn up the calories.
In today's post, I will be sharing some photos of fences and rainy days in Hong Kong.
Our spirits were not dampen by the wet weather. We used the connecting covered ways whenever possible. Most of the high rise buildings were interconnected with covered ways.

There's the market below, an interesting place to visit too.

Can you see the tiny water droplets hanging from the railings?

Everywhere we go, we can't help but noticed the cleanliness of our surrounding.

Healthy plants were not lacking.

The business going on as usual in spite of the rain.

Most of the time, we will be using public transport to move around.

The first day we arrived in Hong Kong, Pete gave us each an Octopus card, a smart card which can be used for all public transports e.g. bus, MTR, most convenience stores, etc.

Approaching a MTR station.

It was easier for us to travel by public transport since there were 10 of us. From our experience the public transport was very efficient, convenient, usually on time and the trips were very frequents.

Passengers queued up to board the bus.

In this densely populated place, every available space being put to good use.

These photos were taken from a moving public bus.

Construction work in progress.

Linking to Good Fences.

You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;

let the clouds shower it down.

Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up,

let righteousness flourish with it; I the LORD, have created it.

(Isaiah 45:8, New International Version-NIV)

62 comments:

  1. I will sure walk in the market, hehe...

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    1. Sharon, I will do a post on the market visit, Very interesting.

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  2. A wonderful tour of Hong Kong. The tall buildings and cloudy sky is a dramatic scene. Great series, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a lovely day!

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  3. Thank you for the tour indeed. Like all fences..

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    1. Thank you, Carolann. Have a great day!

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  4. Nancy the city looks fantastic and reminds me Katowice my capital city And the public transport is well- developed... I love the market with fruit amazing... Is hong kong expensive for you?

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    1. For me, we need not have to pay for our lodging and we saved a lot on that. I heard that hotel rate is very expensive. In our case, our holiday was not an expensive one.

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  5. Did you visit their market? Like ours?

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    1. We did visit their market and we had breakfast there one morning. Something like ours but much more interesting.

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  6. Rain cetainly 'didn't stop play' for you then as shown by these shots. Grat idea to have walkways between buildings.

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    1. Margaret, in spite of the rain, our play go on. We were saved by the walkways between buildings.

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  7. An incredibly beautiful extravaganza of your trip!!! It's good to read that the rainfall was very minimal.

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    1. We were thankful the heavy rain and thunderstorm were over by the time we arrived.

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  8. My friend Meilin was born in China and her husband go back often. They eventually stay in a high rise. What amazes me is how high the buildings they are and of course the amount of people. Unbelievable.
    I glad that you trip wasn't messed up because of rain. Have a great day Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. We were staying on the 24th floor. Scary to look down.

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  9. This would be so interesting to see...enjoying your photos here.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. i'm glad you enjoyed some less-rainy days. that first photo is wonderful, though! thanks, nancy!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Thank you for hosting Good Fences. Have a good day!

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  11. I enjoyed these rainy day photos!

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  12. Hong Kong is a special place!

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    1. I would love to visit Hong Kong again.

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  13. I like the covered walkways! Nice photos, clearly show the area accurately.

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    1. The covered walkways saved our day!

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  14. You took us on a lovely tour, loved the look of the market.

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    1. Thank you. Will do a market post soon.

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  15. Thanks for the walking tour Nancy. Shame about the rain but I still enjoyed it very much.

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  16. Thanks for the walking tour Nancy. Shame about the rain but I still enjoyed it very much.

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    1. In a way where there was rain, there was no sweating in the hot sun.

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  17. You had such a wonderful time. I hope you're planning your next adventure. Such fun and thanks for sharing it with me.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Sandee, more posts on our adventures in Hong Kong coming up!

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  18. Dear Nancy, I love rain photos! Yours are lovely, thanks so much for sharing this tour. I am hoping for rain here in Montreal, it is very hot and humid here.

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    1. Now back home, the weather is very hot, hardly any rain.

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  19. Thank you for showing us the real HK!



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    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral

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    1. Aloha, Cloudia. More photos coming up!

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  20. Great trip, Nancy! Glad that it worked out for you and you could get us all these nice pictures!
    ~

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    1. Its a pleasure to share the pictures with you!

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  21. Hong Kong seems to be a very bustling city. I really enjoyed all your photos of the city and the fences. My favorite was the aerial view of the market.

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    1. I like the market view too, will be taking you through the market in one of my coming posts.

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  22. it's nice to be on vacation and NOT get rain but you have to try to enjoy whatever you get. the octopus card sounds like a great idea, it's always best to use public transportation in am unfamiliar place!!

    it is a pretty place!!!

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    1. The octopus card was very convenient, only make sure to check on the balance and to top up when nec. I enjoyed the MTR and public bus ride.

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  23. This is my first time to Hong Kong and it is fascinating. Lots of nice fences. B

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  24. This is my first time to Hong Kong and it is fascinating. Lots of nice fences. B

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    1. There are many more fences pictures waiting to be posted!

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  25. I remember Hong Kong from back in 1983... Gosh, what a long time ago. I was living in the Far East then, and I remember those tremendous summer rains. It seems like buckets of water were coming down all at once. It's the kind of rain we know neither in the States nor in Europe. It was okay when you were inside...
    I'd certainly go into the market. I loved them then, I'm sure I'd love them today.

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    1. We were sure glad to be spared the heavy downpour. I love the market too.

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  26. Despite the rain, it appears you had a fabulous day! We encountered some rain one day when visiting Washington DC this April--it didn't stop us from enjoying our day, either. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. We were on high holiday mood and no rain can stop us from enjoying our trip.

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  27. It's good they have connecting covered ways. Wish we have more of the same facility here.

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    1. The buildings, public facilities, roads are all well planned. I agree with you, wished we have more of these here.

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  28. I use public transportation whenever possible, particularly when i travel around new cities..

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    1. That's the best way to know the people and places.

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  29. I enjoy your photos of scenery & food and feel as if I am travelling in Hongkong too. Connecting covered ways serves good purpose either rain or shine.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Will be sharing more photos in the coming posts.

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  30. I'm impressed how well-planned the place is, to the extent there is a covered walking path. How far we are from that.

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    1. It is a very well panned and organized place, not only in covered walking path but in many areas too.

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  31. Nancy, thanks for the tour. l probably will never be able to visit Hong Kong and it's nice visiting in the safety of my office chair. I love the cleanliness of the streets...
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Julia, I too visited many places around the world sitting on my computer chair in the comfort of my home. And I enjoyed it very much.

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