Whew! A whirlwind trip to Hong Kong. What an amazing place! I've arrived back home feeling that Singapore is actually quiet and peaceful and positively provincial.
|Looking across to Hong Kong Island (with the Peak) on the right and Kowloon (with the 4th tallest building in the world) on the left|
We wandered around on Friday morning, had a huge feast of dim sum and a nap (it was a 4:30 am start for us). Hong Kong was HOT. Hotter even than Singapore. The sun was brutally bright, and we spent the whole trip bathed in sweat. So naps and showers were required daily. (we decided not to do the big buddha as the line was very long as we drove past and did I mention it was hot?)
In the evening we headed out into the city for dinner with our friends. I love the ferry over to HK island. It's a bit like living in Manly in Sydney and using the ferry for transport. It takes a little over 30 minutes and the ferries are really regular.
|This was what was left by the end of the meal!|
Outside the restaurant where James and Matt show off the fact that we had 6 out of the 8 specialties.
|I think this is the world's longest suspension bridge, or something like that. What ever it is, it's pretty amazing!|
|The big rubber ducky Kowloon side.|
|Coming into the docks at Central.|
Once we got in, we decided to go on one of these open hop on and off bus tours. Now Matt and I tend to avoid really touristy stuff, but we had to be back in DB by about 4 so we had limited time...and it was hot. And I have to say that we absolutely loved it. A great way to see the city and the commentary was excellent. Would definitely recommend it.
|Looking down into the city and across to Kowloon and the New Territories|
|a silly photo of me, but the only one of the whole trip.|
So there you have it. My first time to Hong Kong. Loved it. Can't wait to go back. Lots more to see and do, and I'd love to take Kit and Ella some time too.
Today I was back into a full day of art show preparation and I'll take some photos of that to share in a few days. I really need to start packing and getting organized for the summer trip.