Gateway Marco Polo Hotels
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22.6.2014 Hong Kong, China
Awaiting our flight to England after a three night stopover in Hong Kong- always a nice place to spend a few nights. This time we treated ourselves to a stay at the Kowloon waterfront Marco Polo hotel, right by the Overseas Terminal and the Star Ferry terminal, and surrounded by all …
... HK it was just as a stop over for a week because I had to go "somewhere" before I went to Turkmenistan (my Indonesia visa was going to expire), so i didn't really plan to do a great deal. However, once I got here and realised what an amazing city it was I suddenly wanted to do EVERYTHING!
One morning I took the cable car to see the Tian Tan Buddha (aka Big Buddha) and the Po Lin Monastery. The glass bottom cable car took about 30 minutes to reach the top ...
... Australians inboard this trip, and most of them were found at the bars around the ship!
Now it was time for dinner, we again went to the Windjammer as this casual dining has such a huge variety. We didn't need to eat, but, well.... No excuse, we did and rolled out the door!!
After dinner, we went and watched a Production Show called "Centre Stage" with singing and dancing. A glass of wine to take back to our room, and not long after, ...
Caught the free shuttle bus to the harbour again. Walked down the avenue of stars until we reached the Dragon boat racing. Brought an orange juice and fruit salad at Starbucks and watched the racing from the top level of the building. Brought a watch at Armani Exchange (usually $850NZD, ...
... to the Peak Viewpoint. We got the fairy across the harbour and then the tram up to the viewpoint. The queues were a bit long due to Chinese New year but the view was worth it. Although, I think I prefer the city lights of the skyline as they are just so colourful. After the view point we headed back to Kowloon and went to the flower market and managed to squish in the bird market just before it closed. The bird market was a bit depressing seeing how many birds are put in one ...