Hong Kong, Days 20 &21
After our first lovely day in Hong Kong, sans the tour group we carried on the theme for J’s birthday. Gifts given and Happy Birthday sung we were just about to head out for breakfast when the world darkened and the skies opened. A pretty awesome thunderstorm took about thirty minutes to pass and we soon headed out for pancakes. I won’t tell you where, I am sure you can guess, my head hangs low in shame, I promise I will not go there for another 12 months, or so but what the birthday boy wants the birthday boy gets and he wanted pancakes and hash browns.
Afterwards we grabbed the metro to Hong Kong Island and boarded the 260 bus to Stanley Market. It was much smaller than I was anticipating and I am not sure it’s worth the journey compared to ladies market BUT the journey itself is definitely worth the journey, make sense? You cross over and up and along and have great views of the many little islands that make up Hong Kong and the wonderful shoreline of HK island itself. On the way back the heavens opened again and the bus lurched and lumbered through the clouds, beautiful! And a little bit terrifying as the roads are very narrow with VERY steep edges and the bus drivers ever so slightly insane, eek! Hong Kong is pretty damn cool, such a mixture of greenery and skyscrapers.
We relaxed in the afternoon and after a lovely local dinner caught up with Jane from the tour, who arrived this afternoon with the others, over a nice bottle of red.
Today has been a lovely wandering, visiting the flower market, errand running day; more laundry was deposited and since collected, postcards were written and sent, a pineapple bun breakfast was enjoyed and a devil horned dive hood purchased, yippee! Last take home pressies have been bought, a brief downpour weathered and lunch devoured. Tonight we finish our China and Hong Kong experience with an Urban Adventures Food Tour, (I’ll let you know how it goes) before heading on our way to Indonesia and the sea tomorrow, woohoo! Xx