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Published: June 27th 2011
The Start Ferry ready to depart
Since I have left the happy facebook community (as suggested by the great republic of china 😉) I will keep u posted like this about my trip in the People's Republic. I will be backpacking up to Beijing for the next 6 weeks!
Today is my last evening in Hong Kong and tomorrow morning I will be off to Macau by boat.. it took me 2 hours for finding an internet caffe in this crazy place, people here are so wireless connected with their mobil phones or whatever that they passed that stage I guess. I am in a huge shopping mall now (which I found out is actually 6 malls linked together and I was lost for more than an hour..).
There are kind of help desks in here consisting only of a touch screen and and by pressing it you get video call connected to an operator in a call center, that is some scary stuff!!! Apparently maps are out of fashion! Anyway I made it after all and can finally share some of my china experience (I know u cant wait for it, haha).
Well, first of all Hong Kong was good for me after
Chinese drummers for the Lunar New Year
for almost 4 years the Netherlands have sucked my energy out of my body like a vanilla vla out of a tetra pak. This city is pure energy!!! Everything here is alive, even things which should not be (like writings on houses which blink in 20 neon colours).. its like injecting 2 liters of redbull directly into your bloodstream! thats the best description I can give. The downside is a horrible level of pollution and apartments which seem a coffin more than a house. My hostel (which is actually not a hostel) is a good example.. its a shabby little room in a sleezy skyscraper inhabited only by Indians and Africans (donno why they are in Hong Kong actually) which on every encounter try to sell me some drugs or fake rolex..
Anyway out of this crazy jungle of 100 floor skyscrapers and a gigantic smogclouds there is a huge and wild mountainlandscape which I have explored today seeing the biggest outdoor budda statue in the world (oooh yeah)!! Amazing experience I have to say and a funny story happened which u guys might enjoy.
For seeing the buddha it is necessary to take a cable car (or
bus which I did not know about) in order to reach the top of a mountain.. when I arrived to the station there was the longest waiting queque I had ever seen!! 5 hours they said!! what to do? Well obviously try to scam my way out of there and cut the line at half way, Italian style :D and what do chinese people do when a foreign tourist tries to scam them? Obviously call the police on me because they are shy and dont want to approach me personally. The only problem was that the police girl was as shy as the people around me so I had actually to ask her what the problem was. Well I told her after all that I was in the wrong queque before and thats why I cut this one.. so she felt sorry for me and told me about the cheap bus going to the top!! She felt so sorry for my delay that she actually went with me to the bus station (!!!), cut a 1km line and bought a ticket.. so my waiting time was even shorter :D
After this nice experience she wished me a happy new
Mainland Chinese taking pictures of HK Island
year and a safe journey with an apology that the writings were only in Chinese and made me confused about the queque :D Got to love this country!!!
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