Later that day, we headed to Tai O, a small fishing village. This experience was a great way to see how those outside the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong thrive and survive. The houses stemmed right out of the water and we witnessed a family/friends having lunch on their patio overlooking the water. Practically the only food in the village, and the biggest source of income for the locals is seafood. You can see dried fish lungs, oysters, and many other types of creatures which, at one time were complacently strolling through their aquatic atmosphere, before being caught, killed, and dried. Perhaps the neatest part of this experience was something my friend pointed out to me. The size of many of the doors were so tiny, that I could not even fit in without hunching over! I had a similar experience on the bus the other day, heading towards Victoria Peak to see the city at night!
The view from the Felix was another glimpse at the city at night! Particularly, the view from the bathroom was fantastic! The three urinals you would use should you have to relieve yourself were directly in front of an enormous window (which was the wall) overlooking some cool buildings!) Fortunately, the design allowed for privacy from incoming views, while preserving the spectacular view!! My table overlooked the harbor, the bread was clearly just freshly made. There was one with fresh olive pieces in it, along with two other assorted types, one of which was a french roll I believe. The ornately decorated tofu came in a rather compact, but filling portion (after having consumed the entire basket of bread) :) The dish was so ornately decorated that I pondered the thought of not even eating it...of course I took a picture for the memories! hahaha. One of the most interesting and stylish parts of the evening was ordering off a menu included in a Ipad. An assortment of foods, appetizers, vegetarian meals, cheeses and desserts, wines, and more were neatly located in different pockets of this technological source of selection, all within a simple touch they could be accessed...WOW! I have two wonderful cousins to thank for this unreal experience, so shoutouts to you Ev and Jen!!!