Getting fat in Honger Konger and Macau

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What I did
Lou Kao Mansion, Macau
Uniqlo
Lord Stow's Bakery
Tim Ho Wan Restaurant
Macau
HK Jockey Club

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

So to those of you who have told us we will lose weight on our backpacking trip despite our constant eating have officially lied to us.

But then again, I'm sure NOBODY is surprised considering how much of our trip has been focused on food equally as much as sightseeing.  

We decided Hong Kong and Macau would not be the places for us to stop the trend.

So what have we done instead?  Continued to gorge and feast, and cope by buying some new replacement clothing.  Yes, the art of survival is not lost on us.  

Actually, we've already found some of our clothes have been wearing out, and climate has slowly changed, so we've had to buy some new clothes as a result.  And Uniqlo is one of the bestest places on earth!  That's what we decided years ago anyway, so we made sure to hit it up in HK.

We lined up at 4pm at Tim Ho Wan (world's cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant) in Mong Kok (strangely enough, pronounced "Wong Kok" in Cantonese).  We discovered it wasn't pronouced "Mong Kok" in Cantonese when we kept calling it that in front of Adrian's uncle and aunt.  Naive CBCs we are!

We also had the most fabulous Portuguese food in Macau at "Fernando's".  We also couldn't get the taxi back, so had yet another Asia adventure, trying to walk back through a park and dark trails, on the beach, down steps that haven't been used in years (where we had a fright when something jumped out in front of us that we never saw),  and on the highway to our hotel again.  Everyone kept saying it would take us 15 min.  It took us 40 min.  Naive CBCs we are.

But was the food worth it?  YYYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We also had famous Portuguese egg tarts ("Poe taht") TWICE in Macau.  So worth the ferry ride to Macau.

We also got to ride the Star Ferry and go up to The Peak.  Who cares that I was so bloated from the dim sum from Tim Ho Wan that I could barely enjoy the scenery from the Star Ferry, or that my knee was bothering me too much to walk all around the peak.  It was still fun and worth a go.  We even got taken by family friends to the other side of HK Island, which is more laid back and pretty.  Very nice.

I'd like to return to HK again to do some more things we didn't have time to do.  It's a city with something for almost anyone.  

Seeing friends and family, going shopping, being able to speak the language, being able to walk on streets clean enough that we didn't have to keep our heads down all the time, and eating awesome food,  was therapeutic for us.

Meeting our group heading to Hengyang (China) in HK was also great.  People from the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada CAN get along!

More on that later.
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