Buddha's & Beaches

Trip Start Sep 05, 2011
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Trip End Nov 07, 2011


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Over the past few days we have moved hostel from the residential area of Kowloon to a more central location in Causeway Bay.

We have had lunch at the cheapest Michelin Starred restaurant in the world. The food was amazing and cost a total of 4. We seem to be improving on using chopsticks as it didn't take us an hour to eat our meal today! Mike is loving the green tea. I think he is going to swap his PG Tips for green tea when we get home!

We have also bought some more shorts and t-shirts as I don’t think we will be needing jeans any time soon.

One evening we visited 'Victoria Peak’. A tram takes you up to the highest point in Hong Kong where there are a number of shops and restaurants. We went out on to the viewing platform where the views of the city are simply amazing.

We have also visited the ‘Tian Tan Buddha’ which is another main tourist attraction. This is a large bronze statue. It’s impressive! We took a 25 minute cable car ride to reach the Buddha. This takes you high into some mountains revealing some nice views as long as the mist isn’t too dense. On the way back a Monk from the Monastery caught the cable car with us. Don’t know where he was going!

Everyone speaks to us in English (sometimes broken). Rachel is trying to learn the translation of ‘Please Stand Back from the Doors’ which is repeated on the Metro a lot. At least she is trying to learn some Chinese!

One morning we ventured down to Repulse Bay which is a glorious beach to the South of Hong Kong Island. The sand burns your feet in the sun and everyone sits under trees as the temperature is unbearable. We did plan on staying all day but you just cannot last more than a few hours.

Our train tickets have now been booked to mainland China and we are off to Macau tomorrow!
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Niki on

I'm printing these off for Nan to read, she will love it. Sounds brilliant xxx

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