Published: April 4th 2007April 4th 2007
On the Plane
Only 13 hours left to go to Hong Kong
It's about 7am on Hong Kong Island and we are adjusting to the MAJOR time difference. Marley is feeling a little peeked and is missing home quite a bit. After a major melt down wating for our room to be ready yesterday in a Starbucks, which was around the corner with a big couch for us to snuggle on, she is doing better. We cruised Sogos Department store, the largest in Hong Kong and filled with tons of creamy delights...all sized 0-6... while we waited for our room. 10 floors with stuff priced comparable to Macys at home. No purchases, just fun and lots of "Look at these!".
We are in a place that overlooks the bay so we are seeing a pair of seahawks fish and cruise over a marina filled with boats old and new. We see skyscrapers everywhere! There are very few buildings less than 10 stories tall, and many of them lit up at night with bright colors and flashing images.
The people are friendly, we even have a gaurdian angel already. Her name is Cherry and she was decked out in a red sweatsuit when she rescued us from the wrong bus stop on
Oh My God We Made It!
On our own private Bus to Hong Kong Island...too bad he dropped us off in the wrong place!
our way to the Guest House while we looked about us just knowing we weren't in the right spot. Thank you Goddess for having lovely people be in our path on this journey.
The Guest House Grandma likes us and her daughter speaks English and is very likable. We will try to get our last night here too as I didn't book it in advance...don't know why. We may have to share 1 bed but it would be nice to stay somewhere familiar all three nights.
The tram to the Peak will have to wait for clearer weather. Now it's off to find umbrellas and breakfast.
Today we visited the Hong Kong Art Museum and it was spectacular! The exhibits were all unique and informational. I thought it was interesting that the title on the Chinese peices were extremely literal where as in most countries the titles are interpretive, and unique to the artist's whim. We ate a cesear salad and 2 mini pizzas for lunch at the museum cafe, the pizzas were topped with ham and sweet peppers...let's just say I'm not looking forward to eating more Chinese pizza. :) After the museum we went back to
getting started on her journal
Settling in to our cozy room at teh Alisan Guest House
the Geust House and took a 30 minute nap...not long enough! Then we went out on the town for our first Chinese meal in China! We wandered around for almost a half hour, checking out one place and then deciding it wasn't the right place and so on and so forth. Then we came across a Chinese buffet that was juuuusst right. We had an enjoyable dinner and then window shopped on our way back to the Guest House. Over all it was a very nice day and I really like Hong Kong!
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