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... which I have never experienced. Duck is pretty gamey, but if done correctly, is very lovely and delicate. The chef is very artistic, making a show of carving paper thin slices for us. You don't have to eat the duck, as there were other choices for people. Some people were very pickey about what they ate, but we decided to try and give everything a go (except chicken feet!, just kidding, saw them in the markets!). The duck soup (I think made out of duck fat, I could not manage, ...
... happy to pay such a small amount for a lovely boat ride all the same. The trip gives great views of the local houses, of which many are fascinatingly still on stilts.
The village is filled with stalls selling all manner of dried and fresh seafood, we had some BBQ shrimp but there was everything from deep fried fish balls, squid, scallops to crabs.
It's then easy to catch one of the regular buses a 15-minute ride to the Big Buddha.
It's very touristy ...
... we took off, enjoying the never-ending flow of Krug.
After take off, we were given our amenity kits, jammies and menus. We decided to have lunch together in Joe's pod. The lovely flight attendants came over with a table extension and then set the table for lunch. First course: caviar! That's right...CAVIAR! And it was delish. Next up corn chowder for Joe and prawn salad for Joey. Entrees were perfectly prepared filet mignon and grilled ...
... to it! Upon arrival at the airport for our flight to Hanoi we see the Mayor of London himself Boris Johnson striding at pace through the departure lounge. We both agree that there's something about Boris that just makes you smile, 'Wish we'd have got a photo with him' says Karen. So with the fantastic yet exhausting Chinese leg at an end, we look to begin the South East Asia journey for the next six or seven weeks. Next Stop: Hanoi, ...
... the way to Guangzhou, 70 miles north and contains around 100 million people!
We took a trip around the city, including visiting the Diwang Building, the 17th tallest in the world, where the observation tower is dedicated to the handover - with a wax model of Margaret Thatcher meeting the Chinese Premier to agree the exchange.
After visiting Alex's flat in a typical-for-China skyscraper, I then crossed back into Hong Kong for my final day.