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... Sooo funny.
We made it! We survived the first leap, and the first thing I plummet into is the soft, large bed. Ben says with delight before we shut out the lights. "I'm going to take a shower every day. Have you seen that shower head. MAKE IT RAIN!"
So we hit the lights. Tomorrow is when we figure out our visa. Until then I will dream of the free breakfast that awaits me in the morning.
... from the mainland (China). I can taste chlorine in the Hong Kong water (when brushing teeth). Other We bought a large packet of wet wipes and didn't use one (this was from advice we were given - oh well that will go in the caravan for camping trips!!). We bought three containers of hand sanitisers and barely used one. Despite the Chinese toilets being sometimes undesirable, one thing they all did supply was running water and soap, with paper towels. Some of the toilets ...
... at absolutely nothing and exchanged stories with the Americans. Not a bad visit to the summit....given the weather conditions. The tour included a round island drive with visits to the Aberdeen fishing village and a jewellery factory. We took a ride on a (motorised) Sam Pan and looked at the floating house boats of the impoverished local fisherman and inspected exquisite diamond, jade, gold and pearls of the "other half" in the ...
... a ride on the worlds longest escalator, The Mid-Lanes Escalator, taking in a city full of contrasts between old and new. Modern skyscrapers and ramshackle buildings sharing living space.
As the sun set we took a boat trip out onto Hong Kong Harbour from The Star Ferry Pier, and as the light faded we were mesmerized by the illuminated, flashing skyline. Many of the skyscrapers had beautifully lit Christmas decorations adorned over them.
We had hoped ...
... including a Princess Margaret hospital because the British colonised them up until 14 years ago. Victoria Peak was named after our very own Queen Victoria and many British people built the nicer, more expensive area outside of town because it was cooler and shadier and they could not handle the heat. Many of them died from tropical diseases and are buried in the cemetery on the way up to the ...