May 18, 2013 (Kowloon) After a great breakfast buffet in the hotel, we split into groups and did our own exploring of the Hong Kong area. It is quite warm, muggy and overcast - hot and humid! (30° C; 94% humidity). The CCEW team went up north of the city to see a Buddhist Temple of some repute. Dr. Farris took a group to wander through his Hong Kong 'hood'...those who've been here before know about Regal Jewellers and the Houston tailor shop. Next up for the group is dim sum - a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is typically served as fully cooked and ready-to-serve dishes carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables. Mmmm good! We let our Asian contingent order up for us and there was more than enough...although Rebecca was clamoring for more chicken's feet. The deal is your order and then they bring it out and just keep on bringing it, more and more...all served on a huge lazy susan in the middle of the table.
sum lunch, we wandered around the harbor front walk back to the hotel and took in the Walk of the Stars along the waterfront. High temps and high humidity here make it feel pretty muggy in the afternoon. Back to the hotel for a quick nap. We're hoping that the rains hold off for tonight so we can get a good view of night skyline from Victoria's Peak and the photo ops from up there.
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