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I was acctually planing on going to Macau today - but since I didn't make it to Ocean Park on my first day in Hong Kong I decided to skip Macau because I really wanted to go to Ocean Park - and I can't be at two places at one time. Then Macau just have to wait for next time.
I started the day out early and managed to be there around 11:30. The first thing that struck me was the impressive nature around the park. At first I just wanted to stand there look at the sea and the container ships coming out from between the islands...it was amazeing and ofcourse I also caught a glimpse of a Maersk ship - that felt like reciveing a greeting from back home :)
Inside Ocean Park is a lot of fun - I acctually got to touch a Stingray and that was big for me. One of the reasons for this is that some 3 or 4 years ago I managed to overcome my fear of swiming, to an extent where I acctually love doing it today - but I dont feel safe enough to start doing dives and that sort of stuff - so stingrays, was one of the animals I never thought I should be that close to.
Then I started the amazeing walk up through the escalators going to the top of the mountain - where all the fun starts. It took around 10-12 minutes and I have no doubt that this is the longest escalator ride I've ever been on, and it's really amazeing just to stand there as you get higher and higher up.
Once at the top - I set my course for Pacific Pier, to watch the sealions and seals. They are really amazeing animals and the ease of which they move in the water is impressive.
But Ocean Park is much more then stingrays and sealions - they have a lot of Aquariums, includeing a shark aquarium with an underwater tunnel, and a lot of really wild rides - and for those who like this kinda stuff the demon is probably the scariest rollarcoaster I've seen till this date.
As I walked through the park and had finished with the sharks I went to the cable car station - to go down to the lowlands where the Pandas are. I boarded the cable car....and just as I started sliding I remembered - I have a fear of hights!!!!! - well not really because if I walk on a path or road on top of a gigantic mountain, or I'm in a train going on slides I have no problem, and I love to fly - but I can not deal with things hanging in a wire high above the ground. HYPERVENILATE now !!!
Well I survived as I acctually knew that I would, thinking I'm alone in this mother fucker monster and it has 6 seats so.....but I really didn't like the ride.
Anyway back on the grounds at the lowlands area I went for the Pandas - this is acctually the second time I get to see Pandas - some ten or 12 years ago I did see a Panda in the Paris ZOO - but theese ones for one was much closer and second they were not bored and alone like the one in Paris.
Was a huge experience to watch theese cute bears up close and personal....but after the Panda experience I felt that now my day was more or less filled up with impressions for the day, so back to Kowloon it is..