Xin Haishan Hotel
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... buy a scarf to keep her warm. Again its a really nice day.
The trip to the airport is by the train and check in is very smooth. Our plane departs pretty much on time, with an arrival time of 10pm. Lucky for us there is a super fast train from the airport to the city. And even better is once we arrive at the city station we only have to walk 100 metres to the apartment. So only a few minutes exposure to the cold crisp air. I am looking forward to the cold, and Shauna agrees.
... haha, well, new technology is a special event to people here!
Eventually, we venture onto Terra firma, to a travel agent to see about a trip to either Beijing or Cebu, in the Philippines! Cebu wins!
We then catch a cab and head to Victoria Peak! Here we catch a ride on the 120 year funicular railway and head straight to the top of the terrace viewpoint!
If a single image could encapsulate Hong Kong, it would be ...
... and watching the world go by we headed back down and out of the peak shopping mall and guess what was opposite... another shopping mall. This one seemed a little more reasonably priced it also had a 7/11 at the entrance and we really needed a cold drink after our time on the viewing platform. We also noticed that there were a few Mr Men characters for some form of promotion so headed inside to take some pictures.
Our original plan was to walk down to the mid-levels and jump in and ...
... our defence, they are particualry good in HK. While Lloyd was buying a phone, they tried to sell Sherilyn some electronic facial exfoliator.
The next night, we moved in with Shelli, Justin and their 2 housemates (all South Africans) for the next few days. It was awesome to see some family again. We laughed as they ‘prepared’ us for the area we were staying in. Like all HK apartments, theirs is small, although we had imagined much smaller. They ...
... and it almost seems like a bit of a Marmite city. I was expecting something similar to Bangkok but Hong Kong is it's grown up, sophisticated, flashier and more sensible big sister and so much more than just a concrete jungle.
After only being in the country for a few hours, I decided to leave (only for a day) to visit Macau- a nearby island. Because of its Portuguese origins, it had a very different and far calmer atmosphere to ...