Published: March 30th 2012March 28th 2012
Today we are heading on to our next adventure in Hong Kong, but before our flight this afternoon it was off to the Sabah Museum. What an interesting place to explore. Unfortunately you aren’t allowed to take photos inside so we have no pictures of anything in there. There was interesting information on the war, geological, and my favourite, the different tribes and the instruments, implements, clothing etc that were used.
After having a good look around we headed outside to have a look at some old cars as well as very old hand carved boats/canoes, whatever they are.
We then headed on to look at the different tribe houses in a little village they have set up there. The houses were amazing. They were basic, but beautifully built and some were huge!
Back at the apartment we finished packing up the last minute items and waited for our hosts to arrive so we could hand them keys back. We really weren’t ready to leave Sabah. There is so much that we haven’t seen or done that we would have liked to have but there will be definitely be a next time.
The airport at KK is
rather small and very crowded. It wasn’t too long that we had to wait for our plane and before we knew it we were on that plane and on our way to Hong Kong. The flight was only 2h 55mins.
After arriving and coming through Customs and Immigration we were slightly worried as our driver wasn’t there. After 10 mins I suddenly remembered that our host, David had told us the driver would be there at 8.30 as it usually would take longer to get through customs. We were obviously through a lot faster than usual. While we were waiting we were literally mobbed by some Chinese people who wanted photos and videos of the kids and then all of us. Then they jumped in the picture with us and got each other to take photos with us. Hilarious! The driver arrived at 8.30 on the dot and we were off. It is a small world as he lived in Brisbane for 2 years to study at Southbank....
The drive into Hong Kong was definitely eye opening, from tall buildings and bright lights to massive shipping containers. It took about 45 mins to drive in. We are staying
in Causeway Bay. We are very happy with our 2 bedroom apartment here. Everything is close by and we have a harbour view!
By the time we were taken through everything with David it was 10.30 and we still hadn’t eaten. We didn’t have any HK$ on us and Stu went to about 10 different restaurants and none of them took CC so we had to resort to Pizza Hut for our first night here. Sad face. Not what we had in mind for our first night in Hong Kong, but when it’s 10.30pm and you have hungry kids, you’ve got to do what you’ve gotta do. By the time Stu got back it was 11pm and Zavanna had already fallen asleep so it was just the 3 of us to eat.
What will tomorrow bring........We’ll decide that when we wake up.
There are more photos below