Hong Kong & the Peak

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Monday, January 10, 2011

It's lunch time and I'm sitting in a Bistro overlooking Hong Kong. I have at least 3 beautiful sights.

#1-The view of Hong Kong. I've come up to the top of Victoria Peak on the tram. The 360 degree view of the island is breathtaking even though the smoggy air is taking my breath away in a different manner.

#2-The lovely (Chinese) lady sitting at the table next to me.

#3-The lovely lady was sitting with her husband/boyfriend. They finish lunch and she gets up to go to the restroom. As she gets up she puts her hand on his shoulder and the look on her face and the way the action was performed was of perfect love. It's those little actions that mean so much and seem to be performed so little in couples these days. It was refreshing to see.

The morning started with the ferry ride to Central (the main pier in Hong Kong). Started walking towards the Escalator. Not quite sure where it is but I'm sure I'll find it. Walk a while and hadn't found it, but I did find a Starbucks. Sit in there for a while watching life pass me by. I'm in the middle of the business district. I notice 5 or 6 people in a group outside. They're not Asian. Then 2 of the women from that group walk into the Starbucks. The other part of the group show up a while later but don't stay. They all have this pin on their clothes with this big W on it. I overhear the conversation between the two women. I guess they're from Chicago. As they leave I ask what the W stands for. They answer, The Wisconsin School of Business. I was close in my guess.

Off to the escalator. In the Central district there's an outdoor escalator that goes up the hills for about 1 kilometer. Walking up. It's still "rush hour" and the direction is down. I would hate to have to walk up the complete distance. The hills are as steep, if not more, then those in San Francisco. I stop walking up to walk along Hollywood. Above this point is the SoHo District (South Hollywood). I find a temple in the district. Then back to the escalator.

To the top and then I start wandering down. End up at the zoo....and free WI-FI. Yeah. I've been in town for 3 days and no one back home has heard from me since I left. I email my mom and post a comment on Facebook. I sit by the Zoo fountain and watch a young woman exercising. She's not exactly dressed for the activity. High heeled boots and a skirt. She does some stretches, a little jog around the area, and various other exercises. I did enjoy the show. She also smiled at me.

Back to my walk-a-bout and I arrive at the Tram. To the top, a 360 view of Hong Kong, lunch, then back down. Then I wander some more. More photos. I'm heading back in the direction of the ferry and it seems like I've forgotten to see something. Trying to get back to the Escalator. Then I "stumble" on one of the markets. The one on my to-see list. It's next to the Escalator. I love the Akashic Field. It always gives me what I'm looking for.

Back at the ferry terminal and I've just missed the one back to Mui Wo Sit outside by the dock by the bay and try my SPOT transmitter. I had sent out 3 messages over the past few days to those on my list and a posting gets made on Facebook showing my location but none went out for some reason. The reason I wasn't worried about no internet and letting family know I had arrived safely was due to this. The transmitter indicates that this message has also gone out. I'll wait and see if it works this time.

Back in Mui Wo and I stop at a restaurant for supper. A woman sits next to me with only a coffee. We exchange glances. She leaves. I get back to the hotel and this same woman is checking in. She smiles as I walk back as she probably thinks this is an odd coincidence. NOT me! My life in action.

The plan was to go to the bar where the hotel has free internet to post the past few pre-written entries. I was tired from three days of walking and so I stayed in my room, re-packed my things, and went to bed.

My visit to Hong Kong over.

Love to all!

PS. This entry being written as posted a few days from now when I'm in Nanning.
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