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Travel Blogs from Hong Kong
... shower first.
We relaxed for a few hours, and went for dinner a little after 7 pm. Namo , Avant Thai was our choice for dinner. It was a five minute walk from our hotel, and we sat outside facing the harbor. It was okay, but nothing special. As we have a wake up call for 4:15 am, we were back in the room by 9:30 pm. We both wish we could extend our vacation, and explore more of China. What we did experience, was fantastic.
... we started at the Peninsula Hotel (there is a very nice bathroom in the lower level - handy when you are out and about), and decided to head to the Mongkok area to check out the "Ladies Market". We took the MTR again from the Tsim Sha Tsui station to the Mongkok station. The MTR stations are huge and jam packed full of people (nothing like our Skytrain stations). Our MTR travel pass is working out really well. It gives us a return trip to the airport on the ...
... bureaucrats concocting 5 year plans so that GDP grows 7.5% no matter what. For the first 15 year of the more "open" approach, this planning worked spectacularly well. But, it is in the nature of economies to have cycles, with over exuberance leading to pullback and recession. It happens everywhere in the world, except for China in the 1990's and 2000's. I am reminded of the story of the planning cycle around "The Great Leap Forward" in the 1950's. Beijing ordered up ...
... feel to the markets in Bangkok although the traders here tended to be slightly more aggressive in sales approach. Catherine on a couple of occasions went from being a 'best friend' to a '****er' quite quickly.
Walking up Victoria peak provided us with a remarkable view of the city and buildings, some of which made London's shard look like a three storey town house, and went as far as the eye could see overlooked by beautiful lush and rolling peaks. A trip to what seemed ...
... for beer/chicken pies and chips. Nothing special but safe. We have a few more must-do things here ...