Holiday Guest House Chongqing Mansion
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... roommate moved in.
Friday 8/29: Orientation, welcome lunch, and student ID card
We assimilated to (and complained about) the heat over the following week and also became busy with settling our dues and classes. Met Joyce and Linzi at the elevators.
Saturday 8/30: Stanley Market, authentic HK lunch, Causeway Bay, and matcha soft serve
This day was super fun. There was so much to ...
... dad. 2 taxis later... ' no one wants to take us'-dad 20 minutes later... There's our bus!! It took around an hour for the bus to come but eventually it did and we got to sit near Rosa and Barb. The ride was quick and we saw a very small double decker bus which was full of people and I also gave Rosa and Barb my email so I could give them the link to my blog. Once we reached pier 7 we said goodbye and started our walk to the train station. It turns out, when you walk across ...
... take pictures of the lightening against the skyscrapers until we get told to come inside as it's too dangerous. Dan looking even greener at this point. Fortunately he's not sick and is fine once we disembark.
Taxi to airport is over laden with the 5 of us and our 5 enormous suitcases. We leave HK in the heavy rain. Seems fitting somehow.
Luckily we have our coats to hand as next stop is ...
... in modern Hong Kong. Waters were pretty murky and the "dolphins sightseeing" highlighted on the brochure was non-existent, but it was still a pretty enjoyable cruise- the boat operator cranked the speed up to a high, which made the cruise an exciting twirl around the waters. Though seafood was mentioned to be a draw here, restaurants were few and the villagers there mostly sell fish paste and other dried seafood.
The New Lantau ...
... we manage to get a number 6 which takes us there. What a market!!! There are so many tiny shops selling all manner of things, silk pyjamas, reversible jackets, handbags, scarves, ties as well as the usual souvenirs. There are board games of all description, lots of art work. Watercolours while you wait, mainly names written/painted in Chinese letters. We had lunch (checked out the toilets before buying food ...