After dim sum, we checked out some of the Sunday markets in Kowloon.
Once again, the boys proved to be HORRIBLE bargainers; Quin was boasting how he was about to walk away from the “Angry Bird” last time, but this time, he pretty much threw a fit when we walked away from the “Pokemon cards.” So, we ended up circling back and buying a pack for each of the boys. Downside: we paid full price. Upside: the full price was $1.25 (US) for about 60-70 cards. Still a good deal.
The highlight of the day, in my opinion, was the flower and bird markets. The former is just stalls upon stalls of people selling beautiful and cheap flowers (enormous bouquets could be had for less than $5). We can’t really figure out how so many of these vendors stay in business with so much competition and such low prices in the priciest real estate market in the world, but there was nary an empty stall on the whole road.
At the end of the road was the bird market.
Apparently, it’s very manly in Hong Kong (and maybe even all of China) to carry around a bird in a cage. So the bird market has lots of old men with all sorts of birds in beautiful elaborate cages. In addition, it’s the place to go if you want to buy a bird:
An elaborate bird cage:
Or things that birds like to eat:
All in all, quite an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday.