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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hong Kong Trip Part Six - Lamma Island.


Back in Hong Kong there were still lots of places that we wanted to see. One place in particular that I had been looking forward to was a trip to Lamma Island.

My particular interest in visiting Lamma Island was because I enjoy the writing of Christine Coleman and her latest novel 'Paper Lanterns' is partially set on the island. My copy is on order and I am looking forward to it arriving.

Her website is definitely worth a visit, just click on her name highlighted in blue and you will be redirected there and can learn more about her by scrolling down the page or clicking on the different ‘categories’ list on the right and generally having a browse around while you are there. I will of course be reviewing the book myself in due course, but if any of you have already read and reviewed  'Paper Lanterns' maybe you would be interested in doing a guest post on my Book Review Blog?  lindyloumacbookreviews


Lamma Island is one of our daughter's favourite places in Hong Kong and I can understand why. Lamma is the closest island to Hong Kong Island and here it would be possible to live a peaceful lifestyle yet be close enough to the city for work, or just some general hustle and bustle when you felt the need.  A fact very much in evidence by the number of bicycles at the ferry pier of the main settlement of Yung Shu Wan when we docked! Click on the blue  links above and below to learn more about life on the Island

On arrival on the island we sampled a delicious selection of Dim Sum for brunch from the Sampan Seafood Restaurant, one of many as the island is known for its restaurants, beaches and country walks.  An easy way to see a fair amount of the beautiful scenery is to take the 4km walking trail across the island to the other main village of Sok Kwu Wan, which is exactly what we did.

A very late fish lunch in Sok Kwu Wan, then the ferry from there back to Hong Kong Island. 


There were hundreds of bicycles on the pier!

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 Dim Sum Brunch

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Beautiful scenery on the walking trail

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I am now of the opinion that I have posted more than enough photos of our trip here on My Blog  and therefore this will be my last one.  I know that some of you will breathe a sigh of relief as you really visit here to read about our life in Italy.  Others will be disappointed and have already hinted as much so those of you who want more, yawn click HERE.  This link will take you to my Flickr account where in addition to the photo selection here you will find more and in addition photos of our trips the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Stanley, Cheung Chau IslandMacauThe PeakSai KungTai OA Symphony of Lights and Shek O

Thankyou everyone who has commented on our China Trip, I have enjoyed sharing the experience with you but feel I must now try and get back to writing about ordinary everyday life again.   I suspect nothing much will happen around here as life settles down into a more peaceful summertime routine but I will try and find something to post about a couple of times a week or so. 

Do remember if you are interested in more information or photos, just clicking on the blue links will redirect you to other sites.


  1. Fantastic trip and thank you so much for sharing it was us . Brilliant photos .. I must look at more, when I have a bit more time.

    I visit blogs not just to read about the country they live in .. but to see their travels too. Lots and lots of readers are interested in where people go :-)

  2. Hi Linda
    It's a great post with wonderful pictures!
    Thank you so much for making this link to my site. I sent you a message on FB.
    Your copy of Paper Lanterns was sent on 14th April, so it should be with you very soon. I do hope it lives up to expectations!
    By the way, did you scroll down to 16th March on Lammazine to find John Cairns' review of P L? It was a great relief to see that he approves of my descriptions of Lamma

  3. I am mesmerized by that dim sum lunch. Lamma Island certainly sounds like a wonderful place to retreat and explore!

  4. Anne - Thankyou for your encouragement! I will of course continue to write about all aspects of our life. I just felt I would have overdone the recent trip if I continued which I could have done for months with number of photos I took :)

    Christine - I saw the FB message and am delighted to link to you. Thanks for the Twitter mention!
    Yes I did see the Lammazine article, one of the reasons I am looking forward to reading those descriptions myself.

  5. Lamma Island looks so beautiful and to think it's such a short distance from the madness of Hong Kong... Thanks for the beautiful photos, they are stunning...I'm so jealous;-) Love from London x PS: It's never too late to learn something new like sewing, hehehe ;-)

  6. You're right, a small place with lots of things to offer. I never been here. I'll be Hongkong this Friday and Saturday, I guess I just have to stay in the city for a while, since I'm alone :)

  7. Iani - Welcome and thanks for becoming my latest follower, it is much appreciated. If the weather is nice why not take the ferry to Lamma and take a walk there?


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