HK day 2
Trip Start Nov 09, 2012
44Trip End May 31, 2013
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
At Stanley market I had my first proper experience of haggling, we looked around most of the area, bought a few presents and things. I felt bad though as the difference in haggling was only about 10p, but it was fun anyway! Then we got lunch around the corner at a shopping mall, I got a McDonalds, and before you roll your eyes at me mum, HK is known for having the worlds cheapest McDonalds and Colin (the Farrel's dad) recommended I should check it out
Then I headed to Sham Shui Po, where Dan lives. The girls went back to have a power nap. I met up with Dan after using the MTR (the underground system) and his friend Charlie, he showed me his place. It was very different to the Farrel's place as the area was very dense with people and Dan's place was much smaller. However I think I preferred this as it's very well immersed in the culture and it seemed to give a much more realistic view of what Hong Kong was actually like, which was really different and interesting. I got the impression Dan really liked it there as he was able to practice his Chinese with the locals, like the diner by his house which we went to.
Then I headed to the Hong Kong Cricket Club (not actually a cricket club), to meet the girls and the Farrel's for dinner. However I didn't know how to get there, so I asked a bus driver and he said it was his bus, so I got on and he took me to the Hong Kong Jockey Club (obviously a mix up in translation) so I had to get a taxi to the cricket club and turned up just in time for desert, so not all bad. Then we wen't back to the Farrel's where we had champagne on the roof! So that was day 2, and I was knackered as I was still jetlagged.