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... determinedly down Queens Road West. And we hit the jackpot! Not one but three shops all in a row selling all sorts of Chinese festival paraphernalia including lanterns. I had a high old time deciding which ones to buy and got three different types in the end, which are now squeezed into Jon's suitcase, so I have my fingers crossed they make it through unscathed. It was worth the visit for the shops themselves as they were so colourful with all the different types of lantern on ...
... We then looked at some artefacts from the Ming Dynasty through to the 20th century, then we looked at an exhibition on the Dunhuang caves, and finally the permanent exhibition on HK's history. Some of it was quite interesting but not good enough to be a top ten entry. I'm not all that keen on museums as I prefer to see things like caves in situ, rather than an exhibition about them, but never mind. Once we'd had enough of that, we debated as to whether we'd go and see ...
... that not one of them was Chinese. Eventually found a cafe on the third floor of a shopping complex rather like the ones in Shanghai/Beijing, though most of the shops were still shut at 11.30 am. Walked up through Kowloon Park, a quiet haven in amongst the madness with lovely dig mature trees, an aviary, a big swimming complex and a sculpture park. Peaceful. Decided we could not find what we were looking for on this side without being harassed so walked back to the ...
Look out the window and raining .... Lucky yesterday as the weather was great! Breakfast .... could do this every morning ! Eggs Benedict with lobster and poached eggs with truffles ... Pinch pinch! Too funny! We had forgotten that Tiff had upgraded our room as a birthday present. Wow ... Nice surprise. Off to the shops at causeway Bay .... So many designer shops - so many people. Found dim sum at a restaurant ... Very amusing as they spoke limited ...
... you before?"
"Yes, you look familiar! What's your name again?"
Ah...yes, Stella. The lovely air hostess who told me to "enjoy the Asians" as we were descending into Hong Kong on my way over just 4 weeks prior.
Thanks to her encouragement, I did enjoy the Asians.
San Francisco....see you soon!!! ...