The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 18 April 2011

Riding a junk in Hong Kong

Just taking a little break from blogging about our Europe trip to share a couple of photos. Last Thursday evening, Rob's office had a dinner cruise on rented Chinese junk vessel. Zak loves ships and boats, so we also went along for the ride around the harbour and socialising (although any sensible parent of toddlers wouldn't even entertain the thought about going out at night with a young child, especially not so soon after a 3-week long trip away from home). Yes, it was a little selfish of us to bring him out at night, but it doesn't happen a lot, and he was actually not too terrible, considering the circumstances. Plus, some of Rob's female colleagues are always so happy to see the little boy at office social events. I took a few photos with the point-and-shoot camera, but then it got too dark to take any decent shots.

The junk docked at the pier in Central:

The 2-year-old getting comfortable on board the junk while waiting for the boat to begin sailing:

I have started working on the 500+ images I shot during our 1 week trip to Italy, and I have an immense work load ahead of me. Coming up next will be photos of the sights in Rome.


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