What a fabulous time we're having!
I met my friend Jacqueline (@Lantaumama) through Twitter and our writerly friend Susan Blumberg-Kason. She lives on South Lantau and when she found out I was coming to Hong Kong, she offered to drive us around the island. I'd asked her questions before on Twitter about how South Lantau feels in a typhoon, so she knew one of my books was set there. We didn't experience a typhoon on our trip (thankfully), but we did get a black rain storm warning, which is actually more appropriate for the book. Serendipity! Jacqueline braved a very wet day to take us around and was an amazing, knowledgeable tour guide. I learned so much about the area and culture and it was wonderful to meet her in person.
|Here we are on the bridge in the Lantau fishing village, Tai O.|
|An original shop-house still in use (shop downstairs, house upstairs), Tai O|
|Houses on stilts in Tai O, with waterfall behind|
|Village houses, South Lantau Island|
|Tumble-down residence, licensed property, in a South Lantau village|
|Water buffalo field|
|We took the ferry back from Lantau to Central. You can see the IFC Building with its top in the clouds.|
|Standing below the IFC building|