Hong Kong- welcome to the land of escalators

Trip Start Jan 28, 2011
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Trip End Jul 30, 2011


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well, it started well... We got on the plane to Hong Kong and were stuck on the Tarmac for three hours because of a "leak" which was jutting out over the runway and attracted rather a lot of official fire people... Encouraging! 

Forgetting all that, Hong Kong definitely lifted our spirits and although it has only been a couple of days, it has been awesome! 

On the first night we went for a wander down Kings Road, completely obvious as tourists because we weren't talking to each other just staring upwards. There is so much going on, noodle bars galore, lots of chicken/duck hanging in windows head and all- we tried what we think was dim sum, but there was no English on the menu so it was pretty hit and miss! 

Aside from claiming the mantle of official travel photographer with her 'arty' pictures of the hk skyline, Jen pretty much spent most of our time in HK trying to conquer two key issues, the difference between a wantan and a dumpling (if there is one) and how to say thankyou in Chinese.... Both remain a mystery to us!

In two days we managed to get a view of HK from every way possible...from above by going to the peak... Amongst the skyscrapers by going up the bank of china building...and best of all, from the across the harbour by taking a ferry. Seeing Hong Kong all lit up at night is truly spectacular, and when you add in a laser show, Bruce lee's handprints on the promenade and a litre bottle of Bud at 2, it was a winner of a night!

Despite missing the Chinese new year by two days we managed  to stumble across a number of HK's free activities. These included crashing both a wanabe prada photoshoot and some kind of Philipino folk festive, complete with their very own talent contest...Celine Dion would be proud. 

Jen's love of her Merrells stood her in good stead for the mountainous urban terrain on offer in HK however the cities obsession with the escalator did render them quite unnecessary. 

Anywho, we are now waiting at Sydney airport in painful airport limbo as it is beautiful weather outside and there is, alas, no roof terrace in conjunction with the concern that we have spent more time on a plane than on the ground so far... Bring on Auckland!

And one more thing... HELLO KITTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!(best said in a high pitched aggressive squeal)

Love Jen, George and Wells. Photos to follow when we have a computer!
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Peggy Shepp on

Loved the blog Jenny, keep it up and havhe funxx

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