Mossies, Escalators and Markets
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
298Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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I had a hot shower in what is not the cleanest of bathrooms, but feel human again.
I bought a couple of custard filled croissants last night from the nearby supermarket as they were in a reduced area, and had those for breakfast.
12:25 It's a lot cooler today and cloudy 18-22, so I've got my lightweight jeans on and am going to the Vietnamese embassy to get a visa.
13:20 Stupidly I forgot my passport, however as you have to specify your dates of entry and I don't know these yet, I have to come back anyway
14:04 Come to a place just outside central where you queue up and order food, get a ticket then queue at another window and get your food. It's like a pedestrian drive through but indoors! I'm having roast duck and rice with a drink for only $33. It appears to be Maxims, Queens Road Cafe. Harriet has honey glazed pork with rice and it looks goooood. I'm battling with bones with mine but it's delicious.
15:41 Had a little look round central station, didn't find the areas I was looking for yet, but we did only have half an hour till meeting everyone.
We're off to the escalators, these are the escalators that take you down from the mid levels in the morning and up in the afternoon. A full on outdoor (under cover) travellator/escalator. Brilliant idea really. It took about 20 mins to go up and I videoed some of it. Must catch up with uploading videos actually since it was blocked in China. There are weird Banyan trees that grow on walls. No idea how they do it!
17:05 Going on the star ferry across to TST, $2.5 for an adult
20:29 Walked around near star harbour then into night Market again for food. The fewer you are the more you pay. Came up to Mong Kok to see if we could find the toilet themed restaurant. Sadly on arrival we discovered that it had closed down.
20:53 Said goodbyes to Suzy, Janet and Katrina, slowly our little group is dropping off. I'm going back to the hostel now as I've spent a lot of today walking and am tired and there will be more walking tomorrow I'm sure. I will probably settle down with some of the tv I've brought too as the social area is mostly people using their laptops. Dave is going out at 10 to meet Becky and James to say goodbye to them. Their flight is in the early morning, so they checked out of the hotel today and are going out to some pubs tonight to while away some time as they have nowhere else to go.
Best: the escalators
Worst: goodbyes to friends
Beautiful: the mid levels?