Friday, March 17, 2006

Leaving HK...

Last day in HK... It's been a good week. Managed (for the most part) to adapt to the new time zone.

We ate a LOT this week. We have been spoiled silly by Ian's family here. How are we supposed to survive on dumplings when we've had 5 meals a day for the last week?

My impressions of HK this second time around are actually quite different. For some reason, it doesn't seem quite as congested. Mind you though, the skyscrapers are abundant, even more so than before. And yes, the pollution has not changed one bit. But it is a little more scenic than I remember as well.

We went to this little village by the beach called Shek-O for thai food. It was absolutely wonderful. Awesome little nook in HK, never would have known a place like that could exist here. I think the tallest 'building' in the area is 2 storeys. Quite the contrast to the 60 storey buildings everywhere in HK. The houses in the village are tightly situated together with winding little paths throughout. Appears to be quite safe as doors are left open for all. The houses are made up of a combination of old and new, very interesting. Interesting too though because many of the old are quite contemporary on the inside. It's also a little odd because the population doesn't appear to the small village type, looks like many of the rich are there as well. We see Bentleys, Merces, Beemers, etc. Of course, if you have a car in HK, it'll be a nice one. If we're back in the HK sometime, I would love to spend a few days there. Very relaxing.

Here's a photo from Kowloon facing HK island ... very muggy day.


At 2:51 AM, Anonymous said...

Hey, sounds like u are having a blast there, but dont forget to visit central's SOHO and Lan Kwai Fong, it is another world there. try to visit there in the weekend at nite around 8pm or so, happy hour til 9:00pm. By 11:00pm at nite, it would be like a big party there. ;) It's another world down there. and of course, the longest escalator from Central up to the peak, right next to soho. have fun.

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Jenni said...

Dave! Good to hear from you. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to hit the night scene in HK. We'll have to try it the next time we're back.


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