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... a night.
Saturday 27th December
Today we headed to Lantau on the MTR where we boarded for the 30 minute cable car ride up to see the Big Buddha and a visit to the Monastery. The weather managed to clear up enough for us to be able to see the Buddha, which was lucky as when we were heading back down on the cable car the fog and clouds rolled back in. After a quick look around the shops it was back to the hotel to ...
... show but, apparently, Hong Kong is like this every night.
The free shuttle from the port to downtown dropped us off and then we were completely on our own. At first we wandered around the giant shopping malls which all look very western and are host to shops like Prada, Burbury and other such stores you can find in any major city.
Pretty soon we were bored of the mall and wanted to experience ...
... trousers, while Angela bought a silk blouse and a colourful jacket in black, grey and red. We also bought an extra carry bag to help us get all the purchases back to Australia!
On leaving the market, we walked along the new Stanley Promenade, which has a lot of trendy looking bars and restaurants along the waterfront - it felt a bit like somewhere on the Mediterranean. We considered stopping for a drink but thought we should get back in time to pick up ...
... t realize what's good about it until you leave it. When I was going to university there, all I could focus on were its problems. When I left and matured a bit, I realized that, like the overbearing parent, a lot of what it does benefits us Americans more than we appreciate. We complain about it while there and when we leave (sometimes), we complain about what the host country lacks that America has. Some of us leave the country permanently, seeing that life outside of ...
... had an ordinary chicken burger, and Barry a Kagoshima Burger.
After a leisurely lunch we walked to the entrance to the ICC building and found to our delight, there was
a new observation level - Sky 100 located on the 100th floor.
We found the ticket office and bought tickets, and entered the lift which took us to the 100th level in 60 seconds!
Unfortunately it was a somewhat hazy day , ...