We love to travel! In July 2015 some of our team visited Hong Kong, China. This is a city rich in culture, with an astonishing history- we highly recommend a visit.
During this visit they took a trip to the fishing village Tai O – on the western end of Hong Kong, on Lantau Island.
Built on stilts in a narrow creek channel, these houses are the most distinctive characteristic of Tai O. They are inhabited mostly by the Tanka people, descendants of the ancient Yueh tribe who were Hong Kong’s first major settlers.
While ambling through the wooden pathways we came across a lovely little cafe called The Balcony. We were drawn in by the sound of relaxing music and the smell of good food and coffee. To our delight, on the way through to the seating area we discovered several Nature Aquariums. It turns out Timmy who runs the cafe is a fan of The Green Machine and Aqua Design Amano! We spent several hours chatting and sharing stories, food and beer… we had a lovely time.
Timmy talked about how inspiring The Green Machine and James Findley is for him… and we were truly humbled. It really meant a lot to have stumbled on someone who has been inspired by our work on the other side of the globe 🙂 The landscape surrounding the village is the perfect inspiration for an aquascape layout… take a look at some of our pictures to see for yourself.
If you want to visit The Balcony… Location: The Balcony is over the swing bridge, past all the dried seafood shops, take a right when you hit the end of the street at Fuk Moon Lam restaurant, and then about another 100m or so on your right. 86 Kat Hing St, tel: 9153 7453
Have you ever visited Tai O or Goldfish Street? If so, what did you think? Do you have any tips for other travellers? Leave your comments using the form at the bottom of this page, we’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions!