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Wholesale Fruit Market

Jet lag mornings used to be about preventing the kids from waking everyone up.  It's a little more civilized now - the kids can wake up and play on their own, but there is only so long you can do that before they get bored and hungry.  Continuing a long standing tradition, we went to the fruit market at some early time of the day to see what is going on.  Helen likes to buy a durian and a flat of strawberries.  The prices at the wholesale market are generally half of what you see in the street markets and a third of what you see at city super.

Buying At Fruit MarketNara Walking In Fruit Market With GrapesSunrise At The Market
 
Market Cat
We always wander the market looking for something new. 

Baskets Of Loquat





Claira On Monkey BarsNara One Hand On Track Ride

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Nara Has Butterfly In Hand

Speaking of traditions, this is my third time back to the Fung Yuen Butterfly reserve.  When the kids were young, we went to a butterfly park (really greenhouse) in Victoria and the kids hated it.  They had really loud parrots and the kids didn't like things landing on them.  A few years later (without the parrots) the kids really like the Butterfly Reserve - especially when Nara figured out that you can sometimes get the butterflies to land on you!


I am always impressed with the diversity of the butterfly reserve.  You get butterflies that are trying to blend in, some that are trying to stand out - some big, some small, some fast, some calm.

Chocolate PansyGlassy TigerPunchinello
 
Dark-edged Snow FlatSouthern Sullied SailerCommon Jester
 
Lemon PansyPlain Tiger On VervainTailed Jay On MilkweedWhite Dragontail On Bidens Alba

Today I was really impressed by the Tailed Jay - a dark and green butterfly that is absolutely frenetic - it never stopped moving.  It's unbelievable that an insect can have such a high energy level.  Even though this is my third trip to the butterfly reserve in roughly the same week of the year, this is the first time I've seen 5 of these 10 species of butterfly.

Speckled Black Cicada
We have had some luck previous years with reptiles.   This year we didn't see any, but we did see Cicada!  I've heard these insects before, but it was the first time that I actually saw them on trees.  They have their own kind of striking beauty.



Biking Po Kong Village Road Park

Po Kong Village Road Park is a great day for us.  It's a single bus ride from Mong Kok where we stay.  We bike for two hours and then go to a close by conveyor belt sushi place.  The kids have a great morning and they get some exercise!

Nara And Claira Pause BikingOur
first visit to Po Kong Village Road Park was in 2017 when Claira was just 4.  She was already a good biker, but her training wheels meant she couldn't go on the big track.  Last year, when we visited the park, Claira was big enough to do the whole loop, but it's a lot of work for a five year old so she only went around twice.  This year Claira was in great shape for the track - she completed five laps!



Biking Up HillBottom Of The CourseClaira Rounding CornerClaira Chasing Nara
 
  Claira At Conveyer Belt Sushi

Flower Show at Victoria Park


Nara At Flower Show

 
   
Hibiscus Flower From UnderneathFlower WallHibiscus Muted ColoursClaira Face Covered In CameraClaira Taking Photos Of Floral Display

Nara With Fancy Ice CreamClaira And Jennie With Fancy Ice Cream
 
 

Long Valley

Siberian Stonechat On Tall GrassBlack-collared Starling
 
  Black-winged StiltCommon Snipe Reflected
 
Plain PriniaWhite-breasted WaterhenYellow-bellied Prinia

Scaly-breasted MuniaChinese Pond Heron Grabbed Munia
 

Kam Shan Country Park

Last trip to Hong Kong we visited Kam Shan Country Park.  We didn't go earlier because I was concerned that young kids and wild monkeys may not be a winning combination.  Given the success last year, we decided to try again this year.  Kam Shan is quite close to Mong Kok by bus - hop on and 20 minutes later you are out in a forest walking with semi wild animals!
Kids Walking Up TrailHong Kong MonkeyPair Of Wild Boar

Five Caterpillars Sharing LeafCaterpillars Eating Leaf

 
Picking Beads
 

Hong Kong Disneyland


Nara At Mad Hatter Tea PartyClaira And Jennie In Tea Cup
Visit With TiggerVisit With Tigger And EeyoreFamily With Tigger And Eeyore
 
 
  Claira On Jumbo Ride
 
Happy On CarouselNara Riding CarouselNara And Claira With Moana


 
Jungle CruiseKids On Winnie The Pooh Ride
 
 
  Canada In Small World

Bubble Wand Magic

Fibre Optic DancersToy Story Cowboys
 
  Dancing SwanFibre Optic DancerFibre Optic Fairy

Tinkerbell Over FlowerUnder The Sea CoralBeauty And The Beast Dancers

Po Toi Island

Freshly Painted Dragon On Incense BurnerComing Off Ferry On Po Toi Island

Wandering GliderClouded MagpieHiking Up Po Toi

Mong Kok at Night

Mong Kok is a vibrant neighborhood full of activity at night.  After we put the kids to bed, sometimes we can go out for a walk for a desert to just take in the sights.  It was a lightly raining night so I was hoping the ground would reflect some of the neon.








Claira Rounding Corner
Altitude: 70m (229 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong, Po Kong Village Road Park
Scaly-breasted Munia
Species: Lonchura punctulata (Nutmeg Mannikin, Scaly-breasted Munia)
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira On Monkey Bars
Family With Tigger And Eeyore
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara And Claira With Moana
Picking Beads
Altitude: 25m (82 feet)
Location: Go To...
Visit With Tigger
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Visit With Tigger And Eeyore
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira On Jumbo Ride
Tags: Hong Kong, riding, theme park
Claira And Jennie With Fancy Ice Cream
Person: Claira, Jennie
Tags: ice cream
Black-collared Starling
Species: Gracupica nigricollis (Black-collared starling)
Beauty And The Beast Dancers
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Has Butterfly In Hand
Altitude: 38m (124 feet)
Location: Go To...
Southern Sullied Sailer
Species: Neptis clinia (Southern Sullied Sailer)
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Market Cat
Tailed Jay On Milkweed
Species: Graphium agamemnon (Tailed Jay)
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Kids Walking Up Trail
Altitude: 180m (590 feet)
Location: Go To...
Dark-edged Snow Flat
Species: Tagiades menaka (Dark-edged Snow Flat)
Altitude: 18m (59 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Glassy Tiger
Species: Parantica aglea (glassy tiger)
Altitude: 19m (62 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Claira Chasing Nara
Altitude: 81m (265 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong, Po Kong Village Road Park
Claira Taking Photos Of Floral Display
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara At Mad Hatter Tea Party
Altitude: 8m (26 feet)
Location: Go To...
White Dragontail On Bidens Alba
Species: Lamproptera curius (White Dragontail)
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Hibiscus Flower From Underneath
Altitude: 1m (3 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Riding Carousel
Person: Nara
Tags: carousel, Hong Kong, theme park
Fibre Optic Dancers
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Freshly Painted Dragon On Incense Burner
Altitude: 8m (26 feet)
Location: Go To...
Plain Tiger On Vervain
Species: Danaus chrysippus (plain tiger)
Altitude: 28m (91 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Hibiscus Muted Colours
Nara At Flower Show
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Black-winged Stilt
Species: Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt)
Location: Go To...
Under The Sea Coral
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Wandering Glider
Species: Pantala flavescens (Wandering Glider)
Altitude: 92m (301 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara One Hand On Track Ride
Hiking Up Po Toi
Altitude: 133m (436 feet)
Location: Go To...
Yellow-bellied Prinia
Species: Prinia flaviventris (Yellow-bellied Prinia)
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
Flower Wall
Altitude: 8m (26 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Walking In Fruit Market With Grapes
Kids On Winnie The Pooh Ride
Tinkerbell Over Flower
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Fibre Optic Dancer
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Speckled Black Cicada
Species: Gaeana maculata (Speckled Black Cicada)
Altitude: 21m (68 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Chocolate Pansy
Species: Junonia iphita (Chocolate Pansy)
Altitude: 39m (127 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Toy Story Cowboys
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Chinese Pond Heron Grabbed Munia
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
Fibre Optic Fairy
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Siberian Stonechat On Tall Grass
Species: Saxicola maurus (Siberian Stonechat)
Altitude: 1m (3 feet)
Location: Go To...
Punchinello
Species: Zemeros flegyas (Punchinello)
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Buying At Fruit Market
Tags: fruit, Hong Kong, market
White-breasted Waterhen
Species: Amaurornis phoenicurus (White-breasted Waterhen)
Location: Go To...
Claira And Jennie In Tea Cup
Altitude: 10m (32 feet)
Location: Go To...
Clouded Magpie
Species: Abraxas sylvata (Clouded Magpie)
Altitude: 92m (301 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong
Jungle Cruise
Claira Face Covered In Camera
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Plain Prinia
Species: Prinia inornata (Plain Prinia)
Baskets Of Loquat
Nara And Claira Pause Biking
Altitude: 79m (259 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong, Po Kong Village Road Park
Hong Kong Monkey
Claira At Conveyer Belt Sushi
Person: Claira
Tags: Hong Kong, sushi
Five Caterpillars Sharing Leaf
Species: Delias pasithoe (redbase Jezebel)
Altitude: 158m (518 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong
Common Snipe Reflected
Species: Gallinago gallinago (Common Snipe)
Location: Go To...
Dancing Swan
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong, lights, night, parade, performance, theme park
Lemon Pansy
Species: Junonia lemonias (lemon pansy)
Altitude: 30m (98 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Pair Of Wild Boar
Common Jester
Species: Symbrenthia lilaea (common jester)
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong
Nara With Fancy Ice Cream
Person: Nara
Tags: Hong Kong, ice cream
Caterpillars Eating Leaf
Species: Delias pasithoe (redbase Jezebel)
Altitude: 158m (518 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Hong Kong
Biking Up Hill
Altitude: 67m (219 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong, Po Kong Village Road Park
Happy On Carousel
Sunrise At The Market
Canada In Small World
Bottom Of The Course
Altitude: 63m (206 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking, Hong Kong, Po Kong Village Road Park
Coming Off Ferry On Po Toi Island
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: ferry, Hong Kong
Bubble Wand Magic
Tags: Hong Kong(28), Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve(11), Po Kong Village Road Park(5), biking(5), theme park(3), night(3)
People: Nara(2), Claira(2), Jennie(1)
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