For this bird weekly challenge I am going to take you to Edward Youde Aviary in Hong Kong. We visited Hong Kong back in May of 2018. We wanted to go to Victoria Peak, and on our way over there, we saw this aviary park and decided to stop for a quick visit. Here are some of the birds that we can relate with the challenge for this week.
Learn to appreciate other cultures is one of the greatest accomplishments of travel. Seeing our diversity of thinking, worshiping deities, how we classify priorities are some of the amazing things that you are expose when you travel. But more fascinating is to know that even though of all those differences at the end of the line we are all humans. We all have similar needs of having a purpose in life, of procreate and love.
It was my first time in Asia, and I have to be honest the culture impact to me was shocking. Still I enjoyed and embraced the differences. We went to visit the big Buddha in Lantau Island. It’s impressive what people can do to exalt what they think is divine. I never seen a deity monument so big.
Even though I don’t share the same religious believes that here in Hong Kong, I enjoyed learning about their culture and faith. This monument is huge and impressive, but the God I choose to believe and embrace, is too big and powerful to be able to reduce Him in a monument, but is amazingly detail oriented to live in my heart (this is just my opinion and my faith) 😉
For those of us that live in the city or in a fast pace town, sometimes is hard to believe that in other parts of the world, simplicity is the norm. Visiting some places in Lantau Island in Hong Kong was for me like stopping the clock and see the world with different eyes.
First we stopped at a small fishing village
The people in the village lives from their fishing business. Their lives is based on fishing only. There are people from other parts of Hong Kong that come to Tai O to buy all kinds of fresh and dry fish. Besides fishing, tourism is rising in this area, but from what I heard, they are more interested in you , if you buy fish.
Walking our first day through the city, we took a ferry to see the harbor and then the Star ferry and went to Hong Kong island. Walk with me and see buildings, temples, lifestyle, culture and more. A little bit of what we saw.