Sunday on Hong Kong Island's South Shore
Trip Start Mar 13, 2007
92Trip End Aug 10, 2007
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Fortunately, because Jumbo is such a touristy spot, my waiter was able to remove the veil of mystery of what was moving around on the dim sum carts for me. I thought I'd stay away from the snails, the steamed pig's "huge intestine" with black pepper, and the stewed beef tripe in satay sauce, among other unappetizing-looking dim-sum delicacies and go mostly for things in presented in pretty little packages
I continued my Sunday on the south side of Hong Kong island by taking the bus to Stanley, one of several rather remote seaside villages on the south side of the island that cut off from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong by the islands mountain range and are popular abodes for expats and Hong Kong's wealthy. In addition to beautiful views, two small temples, restaurants, and a small shopping mall, Stanley has one historic colonial building, Murray House, that was dismantled to make way for the Bank of China building downtown and reassembled on the other side of the island, now housing an interesting maritime museum
Between hiding from thunderstorms, I continued spent the rest of the afternoon hiking back from Stanley over a headland to the beaches at Repulse Bay and Deepwater Bay, beautiful spots without too much overdevelopment but (like everywhere in Hong Kong) well served by public transportation. Only a few miles from some of the most densely packed real estate on earth, the south side communities and beaches felt almost like tropical paradises.