Temple Street by day - no sign of the night market!, an lovely old Humber car and slope registration in Hong Kong
I was very, very happy to get the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and I am as pleased as punch to get the new Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013, I work very hard to ensure my clients get a really great tour and it is nice to get some recognition, I am a big believer in self - efficacy! so enough patting myself on the back and back to work.
The Temple Street Night Market is iconic and world famous and even a frequent visitor would be hard pushed to recognise Temple Street by day - I always feel a tad sorry for the stall holders who must take down their stalls every night and re-assemble them the next day, a mind numbingly boring and tedious routine.
I spotted this very old and very rare Humber car outside Princes Building in Central, even some patrolling coppers crossed the road for a look. simply magnificent
This is a common sight in Hong Kong, the slope registration sign.
Hong Kong is rocky, hilly and mountainous and we get a lot of rain making landslides a real problem.
My understanding is that the slope registration scheme came about (eventually) after 2 massive landslides in 1972 which killed many people, our family was personally involved in the Kotewall Road landslide and long story short, me and my old man survived been washed away by a 30ft high wall of mud and rocks by about 45 seconds.
Rather than wait for landslides (which are inevitable here) the Government has proactively stabilised about 60,000 slopes in Hong Kong and Government Employees need paperwork to survive so every slope has it's own number and no doubt about 500 pages of bureaucratic drivel describing how they made the slope safe.
So now you know.
The rain forest at the Peak (!) is not like the Amazon where danger lurks under every leaf and hangs down from every branch.. still, we do have some interesting insects
I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.
Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....
...oh, and if you book a tour then you are booking a tour with me, I do not employ other guides.