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Hong Kong Trip 2: The Ladies’ Market Ain’t Just for Ladies

9 Apr

I went to the Ladies’ Market of Hong Kong, and saw garments meant to present the male genitalia in ways Western civilization is not ready for. A hint: a nether-region so-clad would wind up resembling an exotic bird.

In case you were wondering, the Ladies’ Market is in fact located in the aforementioned Kowloon (northern Kowloon, in fact, significantly removed from Victoria Bay and Hong Kong island). For those of you still doubting, as apparently Western businessmen still do, as to whether Kowloon is developed enough for you to deign to visit–I tell you this: before I stepped into the market area, I bought a cup of coffee at Starbucks. A few minutes later, I was seeking shelter from the relentless crowd, and I walked straight into another Starbucks–with the same unfinished cup of coffee in my hand.

As you can see, Kowloon is pretty freaking posh. In addition to designer clothing stores, there were a ton of nice sit-down restaurants, as well as a couple more basic food stands. And in this gourmand paradise, just in case you wanted to feel like you’re in The Puritanical  States again…you can go back to Hong Kong island, and visit a restaurant with nothing but salads.

You’re welcome. 😉

Next time: the view of Kowloon (and etc.) from Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong island!