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Published: April 29th 2015
This was the last full day myself and Claire had in Hong Kong.
We woke up to the still amazing view across the harbour through the floor to ceiling window in our room, I don't think I would ever get board of this view.
After getting ready Marcus looked up somewhere to eat and found a place in the central district on the guardian top 10 eats in Hong Kong called Tsui Wah, so off we went, on the metro to Central and out and up the road to the restaurant, don't be fooled by how easy it sound to find these places, Hong Kong is made of high rises and everything is on multiply levels, how people find places on a day to day basis amazes me.
Once we did find it we walked in to find the place was rammed, we were ushered up stairs to a table and given some menus, the old point and hope technique was kind of adopted along with Marcus Chinese.
The food and drinks turned up from all over the place with bits we weren't sure we ordered but that was fine, the food was good and the atmosphere
was brilliant, it was good fun just sitting there watching the hustle and bustle of the staff and everybody having there breakfast, as usual we ordered a little to much food but this was fine as Marcus packaged up the noodles to take with him for later.
Once we finished we headed out and to the metro and said our farewell's to Marcus as he had to head back to Changsha for work the next day, it won't be long now until Marcus returns home and starts to think of his next adventure.
From the metro we headed down to the water front and jumped on one of the famous Star Ferries across the water to Tsim Sha Tsui, this cost us a fortune, about 35p each.
The ferry crossing was great, you got a chance to see the sky line unfold as you went along, once at Tsim Sha Tsui we disembarked and took a leisurely walk along the Avenue of Stars taking in the Hong Kong sky line.
The Avenue of Stars runs along the waters edge of Tsim Sha Tsui looking over Victoria Harbour and has plaques with hand prints in the ground
of famous Chinese and Hong Kong film stars with a huge statue of Bruce Lee.
We stopped of at Starbucks and grabbed a cold drink before heading back to the ferry and back across the water to where we had come from and then took a nice easy walk to Man Mo Temple taking in the views of the high rises as we went.
We knew we found the temple once we climbed the steps between all the buildings as you could smell and see the smoke from the incense sticks.
Man Mo Temple was another fascinating temple, as you walked in you could see huge spiralling incense sticks hanging from the ceiling burning with red tags inside of them with messages to loved ones, these can burn for up to two weeks, this place is well worth a visit, the atmosphere is special here and the smog of incense is overwhelming.
From here we walked down to Cat Street Bazar and walked along looking at the many stalls selling various old items from old cameras and camcorders to vinyl LP's and various bits of tat.
After a walk along the Cat Street Bazar we
found a bakery, grabbed something to eat and headed back to our hotel for a little break before heading back to Tsim Sha Tsui to explore it at night.
The plan was to get to Tsim Sha Tsui via the ferry in time to watch the Symphony of Lights, the world's largest laser light show which is projects from some 40 buildings, the plan was going well until we realised it had started whilst we were crossing, but that was fine, we caught the end and though we would pop back the following night before we headed to the airport.
Whilst here Claire had read about the Temple Street Night Market, so off we headed for a stole towards the market taking in the views as we went.
Once there we wondered along the main strip between the stools which had barley enough room for one or two of you to pass looking at what was on offer, whilst walking we were looking for somewhere to eat. As we walked along we couldn't decide where to eat but this was taken out of our hands as a lady suddenly ushered to a table and gave us some
menu's, the old pointing technique came into action and to be honest the food was amazing, once again.
This is where the night took a strange turn and consumed the rest of our evening. Whilst sitting there we heard a voice saying "we can get some beers here", Claire looked up and said "OH my god", what you ask, "It's Mat Damon", as I looked up sure enough it was, with that I think they had clocked us and disappeared, but they couldn't have gone far as one of the guys passed a bit later.
Once we finished our food we quickly paid and headed down through the market in the direction they disappeared in, sure enough we caught up with him and his entourage, being typical Brits we didn't go up to him and ask for a photo as we though it was rude but instead walked past him brushing shoulders and smiling and then stood further down the market trying to get a photo like some paparazzi photographer.
This probably carried on for about the next hour or two until Mat Damon, his family and everybody else got it to a group of black vans
and disappeared, at that point we called it a night and headed to the metro and back to our hotel.
Once we got back we were straight on Google trying to find out what he was doing in Hong Kong, turns out he is here to film a film about The Great Wall.
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