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Travel Blogs from Hong Kong
... size of the ACT. On Sunday when we arrived there were hundreds +++++++ of women sitting on the ground on tarpaulins. This happens every Sunday and is literally a get together by all the domestic workers, predominantly females. Makes sense when you see how tiny the living spaces are. As with so many countries there is a marked contrast between the rich and the poor or so it would seem. Hong Kong is renowned for its shopping, the number of shops is ridiculous but one ...
... just in time delivery". They will stack through out the night and we will leave sometime tomorrow. It isn't totally clear how the derrick so easily finds the holes in the corners of the containers and attaches but it happens quickly and appears to be do to the skill of the operator in a little cab way up in the sky overhead.
Met some of the crew. They are Filipino and the officers are Romanian except for three ...
... Tomorrowland & Fantasyland, just to save our legs a little bit. Tomorrowland had the Orbitron ride, which was pretty sedate, Space Mountain on the other hand was one for the thrillseeker. It was all inside the building which was made so you would think you were in space and the lights were like stars & galaxies. You fly around doing drops & turns all the way through. Way too much fun!
Fantasyland was next, and we got to ...
Tuesday we dedicated to the Tiantan Buddha and The (Victoria) Peak. On the way to the peak we stopped in the International Finance Center (IFC) mall. It is on the harbor across the street from the Ferris wheel and provides s great view from a few well placed stores like Apple. We took the metro all the way out past Disneyland to Lantau Island to see the Buddha. You can hike up and over a few mountains, take a bus, or ride a cable car to the base ...
... well as the decorations on the buildings that I mentioned earlier. Even at the airport there were people giving out free Christmas hats! It certainly helped us feel a bit Christmassy.
After 3 days and with Christmas fast approaching we were ready to leave Hong Kong and head to our final destination of this trip: Auckland, New Zealand!
Hours on the train: 288
Hours on the bus: 46.5
Hours on an airplane: 3
Countries visited: ...