Monday

Sep. 24th, 2007 09:35 am
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Still very excited to be here and I think my body clock has finally reset itself to where it should be.

I did make plans today to see the Big Buddha on the outlining island but the weather has changed to light rain for today and then bright for the rest of the week according to the BBC.

First Impressions of Hong Kong are very favourable the hotel is quiet amazing and the staff very friendly. From my room which is on the top floor I have a view into the middle of the island and its two of its peaks straight in front of me.

I went exploring last night to the main area of the island Causeway Bay it is a mass of neon lights and advertising boards all very exciting and constantly moving. I also found a great little restaurant just under the hotel that seems to serve some really good meals. I was struck by the fact I was the only none Asian person in there but they did thankfully have an English version of the menu I could look at. I need more practice with chop sticks I am very rusty. I also got to watch them preparing Peking Duck which was quiet a novelty I don't think I will eat it while I am here but always interesting to look at.

It seems so far to easy to get around the whole place the underground rail system (MRT) goes just about everywhere between Honk Kong Island and Kowloon, the Star Ferry doing the rest of the trips. To make it easier all of the take an Octopus card. This is just a pre paid card that you activate by pressing on the sensor like any other pre pay travel card and you top it up when it runs out.

Today I plan to explore Hong Kong central looking for places to keep me out of the rain while it all blows over.

Date: 2007-09-24 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sasha-b.livejournal.com
I've been there before, but it was before the Brits gave it back. Make sure you take pictures! Are you traveling by yourself?

Date: 2007-09-24 01:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] d-violetta.livejournal.com
I have taken some pictures I hope to take more as the weather gets better.

Yes i am travelling alone so I just have to write to everyone to let them know how I am doing.

Date: 2007-09-24 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] livigiano.livejournal.com
Remember to take your hat with you...but you probably are already out in the rain. Be careful, please.

And did you take some good pictures already? I look forward to them...you always know how to capture the best pictures.

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