The city is located on the northern part of the island, but we did get to see other parts.

Victoria Gardens

One day we traveled to the south of Hong Kong island. We started at Victoria Gardens. The park has been replaced by residential towers since we were there.

Victoria Peak View

A funicular took us to the top of Victoria Peak for this overview of the city and harbor.

Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

Repulse Bay is on the south shore of Hong Kong Island. This area has been substantially developed since we were there.

Repulse Bay Another view of Repulse Bay. I gather from the link above that it is difficult to find such a tranquil view nowadays.

Boat to Tai Pak

That evening we had a Chinese feast at the floating Tai Pak Restaurant in the Aberdeen section of Hong Kong. There is a "floating village" there and local sampans served as taxis to take us to the boat. The restaurant is now closed. my original link pointed to a Hong Kong blog that is also "closed." The error message said:

"Blog has been removed Sorry, the blog at has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs."

 I wonder if the PRC crackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong was the culprit.

Water Taxi, Hong Kong

All the taxis appeared to be managed by women. They were propelled by huge oars.

Folks at Tai Pak

My parents eagerly awaiting the feast.

I had not yet developed a taste for Chinese food so I didn't have a proper appreciation for it. The food is reputed to have been authentic and very good.

Hard to believe that my parents were younger then than I am now. I thought at the time that they were ancient!

Tai Pak Light Fixture

The decorations were fanciful. I thought this crane holding the lantern was super.

Return taxi

After the meal we took another taxi back to shore. The hats are traditional for people from a certain region.

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