Sometimes you see the strangest things dried or on display in the windows. I found a lot of the old medicinal stores were down queens road east (an older section) and Wilmer st actually had mainly dried seafoods and other items I dont know what.The lantern shops were actually on Queens Road east opposite Wilmer Rd and only a few of them.
Found the lantern shops and bought from this lady. She gifted a couple of good luck charms to hang after purchasing of lanterns. I didn't bother trying to barter, although I am sure you could, but I figure latern sales were slow (no festivals) and it wasn't going to break my bank
Finally my stomach gets the better of me and my feet want a rest.... found the Shelter Lounge which was a welcome refuge ..I have no idea what street... a leisurely lunch and then an impulsive decision to catch a bus from central station to Stanley markets. I caught the express to Stanley 260 but think that the 6 and 6x public buses take virtually the same route and fractionally longer( a few more stops) at a 1/2 of the cost.
Plenty of winding roads by buses that seem to move to fast and stop inches from the next car in front. Precision driving at its best. Wicked views on the way.
First stop Stanley Market..I've got to say as a market it didn't hold much of interest and I didn't purchase anything, but the market itself was colourful. After that a wander down to the beach front Stanley has a more sedate pace and less foot traffic than other areas on Hong Kong island.
A small temple at the far end of the beach tucked in next to a brand new shopping plaza
After one beer a conversation is struck with John, whom is soon joined by hsi wife Carmen and then Kerry and Len and Jodie, Matt and kids. That's it I'm staying. OMG what a great night we had joined by others.
A little later and a little rowdier. So many beers that I actually left my camera behind. But bless this crew, they managed to get it back to me a few days later! How lucky am I
And tomorrow is another day!