Ovolo Hotel - 100 Shek Pai Wan Road, Aberdeen
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We arrived in Hong Kong Thursday night and booked our hotel last minute. The debate over our very different McDonald's meal was whether we should find a hostel or splurge on a hotel.
Pro's and Con's ensued, 'Can we afford it?', 'ALL this baggage can't possibly fit in a shared hostel room!', 'Can we even find a room at a hotel right now so last …
... was surprisingly interesting and Von Ryan was quite taken by the specially commissioned Chinese ceramic tea pots. Then onto the Peak Tram, another funicular to add to the list. Amazing view over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak and a pleasant (flat) walk. Even managed to purchase a reasonable coffee.
Have sussed out dinner venue within walking distance, where menu has pictures and some English and of course beers.
... br> So there you have it. I had a lovely time back in Hong Kong away from the bitter cold of Britain. The only downside of this trip was not being able to visit Dad’s grave. I had hoped to do so, only to be told that his tomb in the north eastern countryside of The New Territories was not ready yet and it would be bad luck to go there before its official consecration in March. Maybe that’s my excuse to return again next Christmas? Because ...
... in HKG. It was a really windy and rainy day so it wasn't the most pleasant but none the less it was a spectacular view. We then proceeded to the Hong Kong Island bus tour which stopped at various places including the conference center, where we already knew there was a food festival underway.Before being allowed into the food festival, we were all forced into walking through a home appliance festival and then car show festival, ...
... show is nothing spectacular, but still nice to see. Several buildings have synchronized their lights with the music that's playing.
Afterwards we walked around for a bit, explored the Peninsula Hotel (Hong Kong's most prestigious hotel) and eventually found a nice restaurant for dinner. Here, we finally managed to get Peking Duck! The duck was good, although nothing compared to the one I had in Beijing. I'm afraid that after eating that one, I'm ruined for life...