The bright lights of Hong Kong
Trip Start Aug 20, 2007
45Trip End Ongoing
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In the miniscule time that I had here I managed to fit in lots and lots! On my first day I walked aimlessly around Kowloon just getting a feel for the city....ended up at Avenue of Stars which is on the waterfront (that's lined by so so many skyscrapers....never seen so many i my life!)...Ave of Stars has loads of Chinese filmstars' handprints and name plaques on the floor (like in Holywood or wherever!)...felt like a right geek snapping away at Jet Li's, Jackie Chan's and Bruce Lee's handprints but it had to be done...pretty cool! Then met up with the rest of my tour group for our last night together....went to Temple Street night market to a street restaurant that looked so dodgy but tasted soooooo good
Next day I headed over to Hong Kong Island....trammed it up Victoria Peak for some awesome views over HK....strangely enjoyed just standing there looking down for ages....if it's possible to stalk a city...I did it good and proper! Then had a wander round Holywood Road at some antiques...thought I'd try an be a bit classy to redeem myself from last night! Also checked out Man Mo temple where they string from the ceiling massive coils of incence that just burn round in circles. Then headed over to Stanley Street Market....didn't think much of the so-called 'world famous' market....just looked like a load of Chinese tack we import and sell daaaan Dalston...but it's at a harbour so I just sat and people-watched (like an old granny!!) then strolled along the promenade (can you tell it cost me a fortune in taxis to get there so I was reluctant to leave!!) Ended the day goig to watch the Lights Show on the waterfornt but missed it (oops) so got a ferry over to HK Island (yup I was reeeally packing in the sights!) then just strolled around Ladies Market in Mong Kok (!) in search of a bargain....but was so shopped-out I left empty handed!! Am craving the beach!!!
Deffo not finished with HK....will be back one day fo sho!!
Malaysia next...without the tour group....scary stuff!!!