Monday, March 5, 2012

Tai O

On Saturday Justin and travelled out to Tai O, a well known and loved fishing village on Lantau Island. Though the weather was a bit dreary we enjoyed our day out of Hong Kong's hectic Central district.

Houses that sit above the sea on stilts, countless dried seafood vendors and friendly locals give Tai O a certain charm that is hard to find elsewhere in Hong Kong these days. Truthfully, there really wasn't much to do there given the time of year but I imagine Tai O is lovely in the spring and summer. I'd like to go back when the time is right to take a dolphin tour. Hong Kong's fabled pink dolphins live out in those waters!

As usual, we spent the day strolling around and eating way too much. I sampled a handmade sticky bun filled with red bean paste and drank some yummy red tea. We ate a ton of fried squid with chili salt and grouper in sweet and sour sauce for lunch.

A quick tip for those who wish to go: travel to Tai O and back by ferry, not MTR. The ferry route is faster. Take a ferry to Mui Wo from Central then hop on bus #1 to Tai O. If you do take the MTR, go to Tung Chung then take bus #11 to Tai O.

Googly Eyes!