No strange meat

Trip Start Feb 18, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Today we visited the Botanic Gardens and Zoo in Central and we couldn't get over how this beautiful place, which is totally free to the public, is almost completely empty on a Sunday!

 We see many different kinds of monkeys: macaques, gibbons, orangutans, and marmosets. There is a beautiful aviary that is very well designed with paths winding around through the different bird exhibits.  They even have 2 American Racoons at this zoo! They are so huge and lazy!  There is also a beautiful orchid house, surpassed only by our favorite at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

For lunch we get 2 Hum Bao (steamed BBQ pork buns) and a tuna fish bun.  They are sold at the many 7-11's around town and are totally delicious!

We get on the tram headed straight uphill to Victoria Peak. At the top it is like a mall with the most fantastic views.  For a lot less money and a ton more thrill we take the double-decker bus back down the mountain.  Between the winding roads, quick speed and the warped perspective from above, it feels like we are going to fly off the side of the mountain at any moment.  I think I ripped all of the hair off Jon's arm.

Back at the safety of sea level, we take the Star Ferry back to Kowloon and walk around beautiful and huge Kowloon park. It is a very thoughtfully designed and extremely clean park.  There is a fitness trail, Banyan court, hedge maze, sculpture garden, aviary, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Tai Chi machines for the elderly, plus free wi-fi throughout the park!

Famished, we sit in the night market for dinner. We're only taking pictures of all the strange meat we see so for now it's soup, noodles, veggies and beer for us.

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Eileen Best on

It looks like Hong Kong was awesome, so much to see (lots of food!) Thanks for posting. I know you are having a wonderful time.

alsky on

Read the blog ....saw the pictures....AWESOME!
Keep em coming!
nyDad ; )

Betty on

i love the pic of you ordering vegetarian mariposa!!!!...Betty

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