Sep. 24th, 2007

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.
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Today I discovered that Hong Kong central doesn't have much in the way of inside entertainment that is not shopping Kawloon does have at least two amazing museums. I spent my day in two very interesting museums on the sea front.

Here a few pictures taken so far to give you an idea of what I am looking at.
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