Now that we have Halloween behind us, its high time I posted some trip photos. Our first stop was a few days in Hong Kong.
We used miles to get first class tickets for absolutely no dollars and no cents - so that was sweet start to the journey.
Im totally spoiled rotten now - how will I ever suffer a long journey again without free pajamas?
We arrived in the late afternoon completely jet lagged. In an effort to force ourselves to stay away we took a cheesy nightime tour that included dinner at the famous floating restaurant.
Yes, you have to take a little ferry to get there. The restaurant is huge and one giant factory but the food was actually pretty tasty. We also visited the temple street night market and the mid levels but by that time I was barely keeping my eyes open no less taking coherent photographs.
We were up bright and early the next day to hit some of the more interesting markets that Hong Kong had in store for us. It should be noted that the HK public transport system is incredibly easy to use and extensive enough to get you to pretty much anywhere you want to go. Really impressed with it.
First stop the flower market where tiny shop after tiny shop had beautiful flowers for incredibly low prices. If I lived in Hong Kong, my house would forever be awash in floral scents.
Right next to the flower market is the bird park & market.
Locals will take their pet birds for a little stroll, hang their cage on a tree and chat up with their fellow bird lovers. Very interesting.
There were also plenty of things for sale as well. Most difficult to miss because of the racket of chirping are the millions of crickets everywhere. Uck!
I've never wanted to buy a bird cage more - they had a great selection in all shapes in sizes. Sadly, they wouldn't travel very well so I didn't buy one.
A few blocks away from there is a street they call the goldfish market but its really a general street that has loads of pet stores. Obviously, fish were the most popular type of pet.
We spent the rest of the day wandering around the city and of course grabbing some noodles.
The next day we made our way to Lantau to see the world's largest seated Buddha. (insert sarcastic oohing and ahhing here). We got an early start and decided to take the subway + cable car route vs. the ferry + bus route. Because we were so early, we got the cable car all to ourselves!
As you can imagine, I took loads of photos here. It was a great day even for the markedly less spiritual.
The final day in the city we did more wandering and shopping.
And finally saw the famous light show the city puts on each night.
Poof - our days in Hong Kong were over and there was a lot we never got to see. It was a great city and I hope we can make it back there again. We had no time to be wishful, it was time to pack it up and make our way back to the airport for our flight to Bali!
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