Tansy Travels East -2

 

Ladie's Market Mong Kok

Ladies Market Mong Kok

Tansy tagged along on several shopping expeditions with her Travelling Companion, but only appears in some of the following pictures.  They were both somewhat nervous about having Tansy hopping out of the pocket to pose for photos.  Still, they did enjoy wandering about the open air Ladies market, and marvelled at the quantity and variety of neon!

 

Hong Kong Restaurant

Hong Kong Restaurant

They found that window shopping in the Hong Kong restaurant district was very interesting and occasionally mouth-watering!

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Bowring Street Market

Bowring Street Market

Mountains of fresh veggies in one market…

Fish Market Wan Chai Ferry Terminal

Fish Market Wan Chai Ferry Terminal

…and buckets of seafood in another…

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Marimekko in Hong Kong

Marimekko in Hong Kong

…they found a Finnish institution in a very unlikely place!

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A Chinese Finn?

A Chinese Finn?

No Hitty-sized prints were on offer in the Hong Kong Marimekko, so Tansy only posed next to the bolts of cloth!

 

In-Store Shrine

In-Store Shrine

Tansy was fascinated by the in-store shrines she observed,

 

Elegant Ladies

Elegant Ladies

And was very impressed by the elegance of the classically dressed and perfectly coiffed Chinese ladies.  Fortunately for her, one of the Mandarin phrases she practised before leaving home was:

[这位女士会清单/埋单] (zhèiwèi nǔshì huì qīngdān/máidān)

…(English translation: This lady will pay for everything)….

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16 thoughts on “Tansy Travels East -2

  1. What a handy Mandarin phrase. Might it work in Victoria’s Chinatown too or perhaps she will need to learn the Cantonese equivalent as well?

    Tansy is a great traveller and no wonder since she is such good company on a trip.

  2. It won’t be long before all the Quimper Hittys learn Tansy’s phrase in many languages, just in case they find themselves on the next trip to an exotic spot!

  3. very funny!! Tansy is such an experienced world traveler and obviously a dab hand at the acquiring of accessories. Great pics of an exotic place. we travel vicariously thru the Quimper Hittys.

    • Tansy is very, very lucky! All the Quimper Hittys try to be accommodating in the places they visit, and remember that they are the guest! It may be that the new computer made by Tansy’s little friend in Kowloon was a positive linguistic influence!

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