In which I visit the very Chinese Yuen Po Bird Garden and get shouted at in a goldfish shop.
Yuen Po Bird Garden and the nearby goldfish markets were a little bit horrifying if, like me, you find looking at animals being kept in tiny cages and tanks a little off-putting. Thing is though, there was palpable love for the animals. Owners were bringing the birds they already owned to the market as if on an outing. The goldfish shops were crammed full of enthusiasts. I got shouted at in one shop for trying to take a photo of one particularly full fish tank. I imagine they know they shouldn’t really be keeping their fish in such conditions and they’re keen to keep things low key.
My feet are killing me. I’m on the tube now on my way to get some food at Tai Koo before heading back to my room. Only three full days left on my marathon trip. Then I have two weeks off work to recover and sort though my photos, of which I must have taken about 1500, if not more.
I’m glad I cut Japan out of this trip. I wouldn’t have been able to cope. HK is enough of a culture shock in my current state. I can’t go on much longer.
Dinner was ace! Had spicy Kimchi Soup with rice (obviously) and Iced Lemon Kumquat to wash it down.