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... They started here and have LOTS of bank offices around and strangely, they print the currency, the Hong Kong Dollar. That in itself isn't strange. What is strange is the fact that they and their logos are on every denomination and have copyrighted them! Can you imagine if the US dollar was owned by Visa or JP Morgan?
Once you get off a bus or metro is when the confusion starts. The streets are laid out orderly enough, it's just that the malls ...
... themed restaurant Bubba Gumps with of course shrimp. We enjoyed the lovely night views of Hong Kong.
We were again confronted with massive queues for the tram when we went to leave and opted for a taxi ride down instead. We ventured back to the hotel where Sophie was devastated to find that the pool was closed earlier than we thought and she missed out for a last swim.
... I was just glad they stopped.
After we were done at Big Buddha, we walked to the Ngong Ping village to look through some shops. We looked at a few things but didn't buy anything. We took a bus the rest of the way down and decided to have lunch at 4:30pm at Pizza Hut. We were done our 8.21km hike with a max height of 934m above sea level.
Pizza Hut, you ask? It's nothing like what we have in Canada. Yes, they still have the normal stuff, but ...
... hanging. We had previously had some practise picture hanging (in Dubai!!) to decide what would go where. This will have to wait, though until we can get a drill as the walls are concrete.
After returning from Ikea we tackled dismantling the second wardrobe so we could shift it into the main bedroom. They had been told that this could take up to 3 hours, but super team that we are, the three of us managed it in 1 ...
... of purchases and we were getting weary.
It was about 4pm by then so we jumped in a taxi and headed back to Ap Lei Chau and a good cup of tea or coffee. It is really difficult to find coffee shops in Hong Kong unless you know where they are.
Joc made us a nice tuna moray for dinner and then we got all our bargains out and had another look at them, followed by a nice bottle of bubbly followea nightcap of Baileys.