Hong Kong Part 7: Welcome to Tai O
I swear… whenever you’re on vacation, the day BEFORE your flight out is ALWAYS the best day. It’s the day where you finally meet up with your friend or relative when your schedules conflicted all week, the day you discover the best restaurant in town (that was probably 1 block away from your hotel lol), or you just find out something new in general that you never realized the whole trip… it’s basically the day that makes you wish you could stay longer and makes you hate the fact that you’re going home.
My last day in HK before I had to fly out was pretty much one of these days lol. It wasn’t anything particularly fancy, I went sight seeing and visited Tai O with my Uncle Sam, my Aunt Winnie, and my eldest Aunt from my Dad’s side. How can I describe Tai O… hmm… it’s pretty much a small village on the edge of HK that is known for its “specialty” involving water (fish, boats, landscape) and having houses being built on stilts that are on top of the water.
What actually made the day so special was the fact that it was pretty much the first time during my 3 week trip that I got to spend time with my Uncle Sam and my Aunt Winnie (his wife). Growing up, I always felt like Sam and Winnie had more of an impact on my childhood compared to my other uncles and aunts. My uncle Sam is definitely one of those people who could be 50 years old, but he’ll give you the impression that he’s only 26 because of how young at heart he is.
It was just a great time catching up with them and reminiscing on how stupid or naughty me and my brother were when we were kids lol. Now I kind of regret not making more of an effort to hang out with them during my trip… *sigh* this only adds more support in my decision to want to go back to Hong Kong ASAP lol.