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!
Dim Sum Brunch
Beautiful scenery on the walking trail
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 Island, Macau, The Peak, Sai Kung, Tai O, A 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.