Sendero Group Travel Blog

Follow Sendero travelers on their adventures using accessible GPS.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

 

Hong Kong Street Market Adventures

Gil at the street market
We went out "on the town" last evening. There's a street near the hotel called Nathan St. It's lined with shops that open late in the afternoon and closes at midnight. These street markets were mostly open air and you could buy anything, literally. We really enjoyed bargaining in the markets where the starting asking price really meant nothing. When you ask the price they quote you a price then you start to haggle. Michelle is a champ haggler. We had a ball. We probably walked 10 miles. Everyone spoke a little English but most haggling was done with a calculator. They would enter the price they wanted then Michelle would shake her head no and give them a low figure. At least half of the price they had asked. then the fun began. If she thought their final offer was too high we'd walk away and they would follow to continue as we walked away. We had a ball.
Street markets packed with people It was also jammed with people. The sidewalks are about three people wide so it was like walking in a parade.

There is shop after shop of almost anything you can imagine. Very interesting. Especially the dried herb, sea creature and some other indistinguishable items. We walked the whole length of the street then back on the other side. If you think NYC is crowded it's a desert compared to Hong Kong.

Live seafood displayed in large tanks. The variety and quality was unbelievable

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

Archives

August 1997   January 1998   August 1999   December 1999   January 2000   September 2004   October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   March 2005   May 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   November 2005   May 2006   June 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   October 2008   January 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   January 2010   March 2010   April 2010   July 2010   October 2010   December 2010   February 2011   May 2011   July 2011   September 2011   October 2011   November 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   July 2012   August 2012   October 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   March 2013   June 2013   July 2013   August 2013   September 2013   October 2013   November 2013   December 2013   January 2014   March 2014   April 2014   August 2014   September 2014   October 2014   November 2014   December 2014   February 2015   July 2015   August 2015   September 2015   November 2015   December 2015   January 2016   January 2017  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?