"Tailored Suit Sir....?"
Trip Start Sep 04, 2012
47Trip End Aug 02, 2013
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Thursday saw us head over to Hong Kong Island via the 'Star Ferry' which has been in service since the 19th century, and at roughly 18p, its still priced in the 19th century!! Result! Had a mooch around the BUSY posh shopping part before making our eagerly-awaited chopstick debut! We both did ok, but learnt that if you eat food with chopsticks, so does your clothes!! Everything I've worn has got food on it!! GET ME A FORK!! On to the 'Sky Viewing Platform' to get a PROPER look at this place. The tram to the top was not funny! We were one of the last on, everyone sat down bar me, then this tram didn't go up a hill, it went up a feckin CLIFF!! I was hangin onto the seats tryin not to fall out the back, bein laughed at by a few!! My achilles are in bits!! Cracking view, marred only by the heavy smog over the city. "Come on we'll walk down - it'll only take us half an hour..."....over an hour later with burning shins because of the sheer decent (yeah another tickin off for me!!) we got to the bottom, had another stroll around then back home!
Friday was VERY similar in all fairness, but with the added treat that we were to buy a laptop as there are LOADS of small electrical shops all (you guessed it) PACKED into the same building. Once you're in, it's hard to find your way out!
After Kala was ravaged by a hungry mozzy in the night, we had a walk to Mong Kok in the morning (most densely populated area on earth apparently). And er.....yeah...it was pretty busy. Got my 'lots of Chinese signs on a street' photo and that pretty much wrapped up Hong Kong! Come here if a) you have loads of money to spend on EXPENSIVE gear, b) you like tall buildings and c) you need a fake Rolex, tailored suit, fake handbag or body massage!!! Don't come here if you wanna get pissed up! Think we've only seen one bar and there was a 'Hong Kong pub crawl' advertised in our building in which they went to just 4 bars! Beijing next, see you there!