Second day in Hong Kong

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Filipina's box

With killer jet lag we ended up sleeping in a little bit later but were still wide awake far too early for a Sunday. We took the MTR to Exchange Square and used the internet service at Pacific Coffee again. One thing I'd (Adam) forgotten about Hong Kong was that Sunday is the Filipina maids day off and they gather in huge numbers around Exchange Sq. It's a really bizarre sight as they set up little enclosures made out of cardboard boxes and chat away, it's really quite sweet. if that doesn't sound too patronising!!

We took a number 6X bus to Stanley on the other side of HK Island in order to check out the market. The ride itself provides amazing views along the way. We strolled through the market seeing tons of stuff we wanted to buy but figured that as we are going to China where its all made we'd be able to buy the same stuff there at a fraction of the price.

Stanley
Hope so anyway. We sat on the rocks by the waterfront for a bit and soaked up some sun which after the cold of London and Canada was very welcome.

After Stanley we bused back to Central and were intending to take the tram up to Victoria Peak but the queue was about two hours long and two very pleasant Australian ladies offered us the chance to share a taxi which worked out at half the price of the tram (HKD$10 vs HKD$22) and no wait!! Once up the peak we realised it was a bit of a waste of time as although the day was bright the haze meant that the view was a bit rubbish. Still we went up to the observatory deck which was yet another thing that we could pay for on our Octopus Card.

Lan Kwai Fong
(They're great things) we guess those people that had queued for the tram to come up couldn't face the queue down and we only had a ten minute wait!!

Off the tram we took a stroll to the area Adam used to work in all those moons ago called Lan Kwai Fong. Most places were shut because it was Sunday so we decided to return in the evening. We then headed off to a vegetarian restaurant called Vegetarian Treasure near Prince Edward MTR which was ok but nothing special, had a really nice local atmosphere though even if the locals did delight in our efforts with the chopsticks. That reminds us we really need to do some laundry.

Back at LKF in the evening we visited a couple of the bars Adam used to work in and even found one person he knew still working in one. It was a great stroll down memory lane and rounded of the visit to Hong Kong really nicely.

 

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Filipinas box
Filipina's box
Stanley
Stanley
Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong
Exchange square
Exchange square
Filipinas in boxes at Exchange Sq…
Filipina's in boxes at Exchange S…
Us on the bus to Stanley
Us on the bus to Stanley
Check out those fines.
Check out those fines.
Tram
Tram
Old fella doing Tai Chi
Old fella doing Tai Chi
Ill have an Adam on the rocks ple…
I'll have an Adam on the rocks pl…
Steph being glam
Steph being glam
Brocolli
Brocolli
Peak tram
Peak tram
Non view from peak
Non view from peak
Tree and roots growing from a wall
Tree and roots growing from a wall
California Bar
California Bar
Hong Kong money
Hong Kong money
Hong Kong
photo by: Sunflower300