HK Flower Market

Saturday, May 28, 2011

If you've been following for awhile you know we spent Christmas Day in Hong Kong because we posted a little snip-it of our Christmas a while back. It was rather lonely without our family and friends, especially when I remembered that my family was all together having dinner and opening presents. I pitied myself a little bit. We had no Christmas tree and no presents. To make up for it, we decided to treat ourselves to a Starbucks coffee on Christmas morning (which was strictly forbidden on our travels since we have it at home in Seattle).

After our Starbucks treat, we headed to the Hong Kong Flower Market and the Bird Market. That's when I decided our Christmas was probably a whole lot cooler than anyone's back home. This was probably my favorite part of our Hong Kong visit.

The flower market had plants of every variety-- potted plants, fresh cut bouquets, barely sprouting bulbs, little trees, bamboo plants, and peculiar little figurines that live on the soil in potted plants. I saw more orchids than I've ever seen in one place. Everything was so beautiful, fragrant, and full of life-- hard to believe that this was in December (the dead of winter back home).

We'll share the Bird Market in the next few days--  it was even better than the Flower Market.

- Julia


We got interviewed! And you can read it on the cool travel blog, From India With Love. Kay is a  girl who is living in India for a year and blogging about it.


  1. The flower market looks like such a magical place! I love orchids, but can never seem to keep them alive for very long. Also, I need to learn how to braid my hair in the front like you've did... I think I need more practice! Happy weekend :o)

  2. I love that one of you peeking out behind the plants :) Looks like a lovely place to wander around.

  3. These pictures are so beautiful! It makes me want to travel so badly!

  4. Oh I love your pictures, you're making me want to go to Asia lol

  5. Очень люблю читать ваш блог! Отличные фотографии и интересные рассказы. С нетерпением жду куда дальше :-))))

  6. what a great way to spend your Christmas together. All those budding bulbs are a great sign of spring.

  7. I love the pic of you peekin in between.
    to cute.


  8. linnea paulina- I heard the best way to water orchids is to put 3 ice cubes on the soil once a week. They don't like a lot of water. I love orchids because they bloom year after year.