Hey there! I’ve noticed a lot of new followers lately, so welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I started blogging in 2012, to document my journey of living abroad. Despite occasional attempts to focus on specific subject matters over the years, I always come back to the personal blog format: I write about myself and the stuff I think is worth sharing. I thought it would be fun to reflect on this crazy journey by re-posting some of my favorite posts over the years. Check back every Thursday for #tbt (throw back thursdays) posts! I hope you enjoy.
Originally Posted: September 14, 2012
While visiting Hong Kong, you must swing by the flower market in Prince Edward. Flowers arrive daily from all over the world and are an amazing sight for the eyes. I usually arrive by taking the MTR (Red Line, Prince Edward Station, Exit B1) and return home by taxi (due to the crazy amount of flowers I end up buying). I wouldn’t say it’s convenient by any means, but even as an island resident, I definitely find the trip worth while.
When I first moved to HK, I went to the flower market to check out the options for house plants. I had serious doubts that it would compare to my old Home Depot or Lowes, but as soon as I turned the corner to the market I was impressed. I bought orchid arrangements for every surface in my flat, several huge palms for inside and enough tropical palms and flowers to transform the balcony into a tropical oasis. All I had to do was pick out the containers and gravel accents. The shopkeepers potted and delivered everything to my home the next day! In the states this would have taken at least 10 trips to Home Depot or Lowes or both, not to mention hauling bags of potting soil, mulch and gravel. Finally, I found something that’s easier in Hong Kong! This was big.
No trip to the flower market is complete without
one a few of these….
Right in the middle of the flower market is a little bakery with the best egg tarts in Hong Kong. Actually, a bad egg tart is kinda like a bad Krispy Kreme donut- they don’t exist.