True enough, it became one of the most memorable aspect of the trip. Going back to the island for the 2 nights of our stay in Hong Kong felt like going back home. It usually take 45 minutes to an hour from Central to Cheung Chau on an ordinary ferry. We often took the fast craft as it saves time, 30minutes or less, something we desperately lack during our stay.
It was winter and the nights were usually cold. This adds to the drama of the place. I am a melodramatic person and I love reflecting before going to bed. The 30-minute ferry ride gave me the time to think about the day that was and plan for the next morning.
As a matter of fact, no car is allowed in the island. It's either you walk or ride your bicycle. Yeah, no public transport and no 4-wheeled private vehicle as well. The rendezvous with the street vendors is a form of socialization for the locals. I saw a lot of teenagers seemingly on school break bonding with their peers in the wee hours.
Our godmother was quick to note though that prices are usually higher on holidays. It's legal in the island to raise prices on holidays especially during Chinese New Year so the cost usually doubles. We might have come at an unfortunate time then.kidding!!!
After having our fill of the street food we walk our way to our godmothers house a few kilometers along the sea passing through other food establishments and residential units. This is what I miss about Cheung Chau.
By the way, in my desperate attempt to recall the name of the street food we tried in Cheung Chau, I came across this interesting blog from Malaysia. You might want to read it.http://emeryn.com/2011/05/05/hong-kong-street-food/