Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
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... upon finishing that I’d never do it ever again, but I kinda miss it. You’ll never EVER do a ride like that again. Unless of course we do...
That trip was like childbirth. At the time I was glad to be finished, yet disappointed it was over. A week or two went by and it has become my obsession. It’s all I think and talk about! It was the most fantastic thing I have ever done! Enjoy it? ...
... of bird life, including some gorgeous greater cranes. We did stop and sit for a while and absorb the lushness of the huge garden, but you can never escape the perpetual hum of civilisation that is Hong Kong. Despite the coolness of the gardens, I was literally melting, perpetually dripping in the humidity. We made our way back to the hotel. Trying to retrace our steps (finding the gardens in the first place was a challenge). Unfortunately we became lost and found ourselves ...
... if the high-rises with a great view (though a little yuppie-esque).
Day 3 - Hong Kong Island and Mong Kok
I just had to take a trip on the worlds longest escalator. We rode from beginning to end and it took about 20 minutes! We then walked back down through the crazed market streets of Hong Kong island, smelling the 'distinctive' smell of the Durian fruit (Anthony Burgess, the novelist, said eating durian was "like eating raspberry blancmange in the ...
... of exotic birds flying freely and some in cages for sale. Oh well never mind about avian flu.
In the evening I went to the harbour and watched the nightly laser show, where they fire lasers from lots of the buildings near the river in time to music. It was a bit dated but a nice sight against the HK skyline, although it was bloody cold with quite a lot if wind. Not great as I'd packed for an Australian summer!
... but honestly it is just normal life to me. (I would just enjoy and ponder the photos if I were you, my English is awfully poor anyway.)
Another huge event that has occured is that I have moved into my second host family. It was a bitter sweet moment. I had lived in my last house for five months and grew to become part of there family and had become use to that life. It was hard to say good bye. However after many hugs and packing many bags, I made my way to ...