I'm in Hong Kong at the moment, visiting my parents and my sister and conducting research for several novels-in-the-works.
Here are a few pictures from my adventures today:
|The view out my bedroom window. Those are traditional Chinese graves, a detail in one of my books.|
|Bougainvillaea overflowing. I love how Hong Kong is such a mix of city and gorgeous nature.|
|Closed up snack shop. I want to remember what this gate looks like, because one of my minor characters owns a shop like this.|
|One of the main reasons I'm here: researching Cantonese opera!|
|I forgot what real rain felt like, smells like, tastes like, sounds like. Incredible!|
|Food is an important part of my novels, because Hong Kong food is amazing. Here's Gabe chowing down on dim sum.|
|Bananas growing in my parents' village.|
|These are papayas, right?|
|Amazed by the beauty and color of rural Hong Kong.|
|One of my books takes place in a village. It's good to remember what the village houses look like.|
Tomorrow I'm planning to visit a history museum to learn more about Chinese opera. So excited!