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... headed back upstairs to our room, to finally decide which company we should go with.
I swear, Ben must have been on the phone with each agency at least three times. Asking question after question. If it was even possible to get a same day, one month Chinese tourist visa right now. This visa being the most expensive because it is a rushed order.
And of course, one more brick thrown at us, we received a big fat ...
... up until we came out at the top where there was a covered pergola area which had a magnificent almost 360 degree view, including out to the outer islands. So it was worthwhile after all.
We thought that perhaps this was part of the circuit we had lost so descended, on the opposite side to where we had come up, down a narrow shady track only to find ourselves back at a the same park area we had initially gone through when we had left the road. There ...
... before finding some more beautiful statues, turtle ponds and heading back down the statue stairs.
On route back to Tsim Sha Tsui we visited the Hong Kong Space Museum (little tip: free on a Wednesday). A great interactive museum with educational imax showings throughout the day.
After a very busy day we headed to Fringe club bar for some live Chinese music, grabbed some food at a street Japanese restaurant and had a drink in 'Red bar' - an outdoor rooftop bar ...
... which has a glass floor. 7 of us piled into the gondola and began our trek up, up, up. The whole glass floor thing was awesome, but a little scary at first. It's quite a different experience to see the earth below you as you rise higher and higher into the sky.
Lantau Island is much less developed than the areas of Hong Kong usually shown in photos and movies. It is home to Hong Kong's amazing airport, which was built in 1998. The new ...
... out and then read the story on it. Then they light in scent sticks and pray to the Gods. At the temple there were big zodiac statues, I'm the year of the ram, same as my mum I think. The most favoured year is the year of the dragon so last year lots of babies were born. This is the year of the ...