Eastern Sky

Trip Start Feb 18, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, February 19, 2010

We made it!  After a quick customs check and passport stamp, we made our way to the airport express train to the Metro .  We took that to the Yau Ma Tei station near our hotel.  We emerged from underground a bit lost (thanks to google maps for the wrong location of our hotel) but soon enough a very friendly young man was helping us get our bearings.  He put us in a cab and about 7 blocks of driving on the ''other'' side road later we were at the Dorsett Seaview Hotel.  We check in and take the tiny mirrored on all sides elevator up to the 16th floor.  Our room is tiny with two twin beds that are immediately pushed together (to make more room of course). 

Out we go again to explore the hustle and bustle of the Kowloon streets around us.  It's about 11pm now and the night markets are in full swing!  The Temple Street market is crowded with all sorts of things for sale, in fact, it really looks like Chinatown! (hmmm....)  The smell of all the animals (dead and alive) is very intense although we quickly take note of the absence of flies and rats.

We make our way towards the water, walk past Kowloon park and through a few subways (underground walkways under the busier streets) and we make it to the ''Walk of Stars'' and look out over the water to the famous Central Hong Kong skyline. 

On our way back to the hotel we familiarize ourselves with the Chinese Banyan trees (many trees are labeled with the name and the description of 'Old and Valuable').  They are these enormous trees with long roots growing off branches, reaching downwards in an effort to plant themselves into the ground.  The roots of these trees could swallow up anything...
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Michele Giordano on

What a great description of your journey so far! I love the trust in one another when traveling, that when lost, a stranger can help us find our way.

I love pocky and can't imagine how much I would eat if it was in vending machines.

Please keep posting photos and writing updates, I want to see the world more through your eyes!

Betty on

I think i need pics of more clams :) HA

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