Animals

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Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat - Groggy Billy - Phedi - 2012

 

In August 2012, I escaped my urban torments with a lonely trek through the mystical Nepalese mountains. After a night by the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda, we paused our descent at Phedi to have our daily fried Chinese noodles lunch.   The owner of the tiny lodge was treating his white goat with a petroleum bath, to brush off invasive parasites. Stunned by the toxic vapours, the poor animal leaned against the rusty corrugated iron of the hut, desperately trying to resist its heady stupor.


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Hanging Bar Fish

Hanging Bar-Fish - Ocean metropolis - Hong Kong - 2013

 

Since always, the Chinese use to preserve fish by drying it under the sun. It is a good way to keep the catch surplus and expensive fishes for more appropriate days. Moreover, it is believed that eating certain food  such as oysters during Chinese New Year celebrations will bring good luck. Each year, this tradition makes all sorts of fishes popping-up all over China. And a maritime city like Hong Kong is not an exception.

Zomppa published a nice article about dried fish in Hong Kong and its outlying islands.