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Part 16: Oh Tai O!

Part 1: When You Wake Up at 3 AM for a 6 AM Flight…
Part 2: Only 18 Hours to Go
Part 3: How to See Angkor Wat
Part 4: The Many Faces of Bayon
Part 5: Trees Galore!
Part 6: Cambodia’s Floating Villages
Part 7: View from the Top
Part 8: The Children of Cambodia
Part 9: When Politics Ruins Your Plans
Part 10: Biking with Monkeys in Thailand
Part 11: Welcome to Hong Kong!
Part 12: Exploring Hong Kong by Day
Part 13: Exploring Hong Kong by Night
Part 14: Climbing the Mid-Levels
Part 15: View from the Top of Lantau Island

After our morning visit to Ngong Ping and the Big Buddha, we took a bus down the mountain to the western edge of Lantau Island to a small sea-side fishing village, Tai O.

Tai O map

Tai O is poor. There’s no nice way of saying it, and the change from the bustling wealth of central Hong Kong is stark. But Tai O is also beautiful in its decline, especially at sunset. The native Tanka people built their homes on stilts, much like the floating villages we toured in Cambodia. We jumped on an overpriced tour boat to get a view from the water. It was worth it.




After our boat tour – on which we saw whales! – we strolled around the town. I love this shot.



Why not use a hanger to hang your dead fish? Seems like a perfectly good use of a hanger to me.



And finally, my favorite type of photos: sunset pictures. But can you blame me? Look at these!






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