Monday, June 14, 2010

Hong Kong Is For The Birds

We took it easy this morning and stayed in the room.

This afternoon we went to the Bird Market, Flower Market, and Fish Market. It is extremely hot in Hong Kong! We were the sweaty Americans. It was extremely crowded. We talked about what it would be like for a person with a disability to live in a city like this and how difficult it would be to do anything at all. We also talked about how hard it would be not to have a family and to have to fight so many obstacles to have a life here. 

first we exchanged some money

took a cab here
to the Po Street Bird Garden
we saw crickets
and lots of birds

in cages
this was symbolic of our experience
watching so many beautiful birds crowded into a cage in the heat

Jake found a turtle
this is the fish market

then we stopped for lunch
(just kidding)

And this is what jet lag looks like:

6:10 pm!


  1. Jetlag is horrible...still trying to recover on our end. Your pics are great! Are you the only adult on your journey? You are so brave!

  2. I am really dreading the jet lag!!! Can not wait to follow along on your journey to your sweet girl!

  3. We love your photos and seeing you in Hong Kong! Sending lots of love!

    Lucie and Auntie

  4. Great job on the flight Jake and too Marla:)
    Glad you arrived safe and sound. It's hot and muggy here too!
    See you soon!

  5. Marla,

    Oh dear...that's what jet lag looks like...I don't look forward to that part!

    Glad you all arrived safely....not very long now until you are meeting your daughter!

    We're leaving bright and early Wednesday a.m.


  6. Dear Marla, Jake and Ava
    Your journey sounds amazing so far - I love all the photos. Your sense of humor always makes me smile and the chickens made me laugh outloud. Glad you arrived safely and I hope you have recovered from some from the jet lag. (its Monday at noon here) Keep on posting those great photos and comments - they are awesome. I'll be watching for more each day. Carol Benton

  7. Hi Marla, Ava and Jake,
    You guys look amazing. What a great adventure. Becca says, "we miss you and the pictures are awesome! Of course Jake found a turtle! LOL."

    Nicole and Becca

  8. love the pics!!!!!!
    keeping sending:)

    Hugs- Shelli

  9. You should have eaten those ducks... they are phenomenal! My mouth is watering... duck in China is my most favorite food in the entire world! And, I love that you visited the bird market. I have bird cages from the HK bird market all over my house! Love it!


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