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Travel Blogs from Hong Kong
It was super hot and humid today, which was probably a good indicator of incoming rain (that and the incoming storm clouds). I went out for a walk and explored Chung King Mansion's first two floors pretty thoroughly. The second floor is a lot less busy than the first, but with similar stores. There are definitely a lot more electronic/phone stores and sit down dining on the 2nd floor. I grabbed a box of saffron rice and a vegetable curry for lunch ...
Anyway, for breakfast we were supposed to check out Mido Cafe, but unfortunately it was closed down (for an indeterminate period of time it seems). It was still ridiculously early in the morning (thanks to my 2am flight from Singapore) so we just walked into the nearest hole-in-the-wall place. Till now I am still clueless about the name of the place but here ...
... my close encounter with death Jord and I decided to head back to our hostel in order to get ready for our big night at the horse races! A bunch of people from our hostel went which turned out to be soooo much fun! I had never been to a real live horse race so I didn't know what to expect it ended up being a FANTASTIC experience! Not only was it really fun to experience the energy there...but I also won on all 3 of my bets...not that I'm bragging or ...
... were awesome! Following lunch, the group of us hiked two hours across the mountain stopping along the way to take-in some of the incredible views. The hike was hot, but well worth it. We finally ended up at Lo So Shing Beach, the most beautiful on the island. It was extremely private, no more than 30 people were there. The water was perfect. We spent a few hours swimming and relaxing on the beach before we took a 20 minute walk through Sok Kwo Wan, another ...
... Good Wish garden. The garden was due to close for the day and we almost got stranded in it.
Our next stop from Diamond Hill MTR was the Nam Lian Garden and next to it Chi Lin Nunnery, a quiet haven amongst all the hustle and bustle. These are built in the Tang style and are in the process of becoming one of China's world heritage sites. We strolled through the Garden before heading to meet Ping's mum, brothers and cousins ...