Happy 2009 from Hong Kong!

If you find this video a little lacking consider also that it cost me about four thousand bucks to shoot!

It’s my own fault, really… I should have secured myself a better viewing spot for the famous Hong Kong Harbour fireworks show¬† much earlier in the evening. As it happened, I walked out of my hotel at around 11:45pm and could only get about ten steps towards the water before a sea of other revellers stopped me dead in my tracks. Here’s as far as I got, courtesy of Nokia Maps:

Fireworks Vantage Point
Fireworks Vantage Point

Of course I’m not just here to ring in 2009 some thirteen hours before my friends back in Toronto… More posts are on the way — in the meantime, check in on my dedicated Flickr set for the story so far.

Yum Cha

Here, as promised, are some selected photos from my trip to Hong Kong and Macau, with more to come over the next couple of days…

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The famous ferry ride from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, which we took to get to the equally famous Dim Sum (or Yum Cha) restaurant at City Hall.

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My gal LinLyn with her niece Sarah…

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… The only four year old I’ve ever seen with an appetite for octopus.

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Her gastronomic bravery inspired yours truly to try chicken’s feet for the first time. They’re actually quite tasty, so long as you remember to spit out the knuckles!