First Day!

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5am - Wake up 6am - mums attempt to drive us to London Heathrow! When we got to the airport we found out we had a 3 hour delay on our flight! Bummer!! anyways when we finally boarded it was great, lots of posh nosh and drink to be had and loads of free movies we could watch - sorted!! When we got to Hong Kong we hadnt got a dollar on us and we were worried that we would have to pay for entry into the country, but thankfully we didnt!! Got bags pretty quickly then headed to the bus station. The heat and humidity hit us straight away and we both got abit of a dab on!! anyhow, bus was only $33 which is like 2 pound for an hours journey and we got dropped off outside our hostel block!!

Well when you see the pictures of our accommodation you will LAUGH!! Its almost like walking through the rag market in Birmingham/dodgey council estate in Redditch hahah!! its so dodgey and an eye sore but its funny!! our room is like a shoe box and our 'ensuite' is a shower over the toilet which I (Cat) cant turn around in hahah!! We wanted  a quick nap before hitting the hustle and bustle of the city, HOWEVER, this dodgey tower block has got some much needed building work going on and we had a pneumatic drill below us going off allllllll afternoon!! its was funny at first! anyways, we were zonked and ended up sleeping right through the drilling for 4 hours hahah!!

The weather earlier was humid, hot, overcast.

When we came out tonight we had the a spectacular lightening storm and down pour, which of course we werent dressed for as we have NO WINDOWS in our room and have no idea what the weather is like haha!! We had a nice stroll around the area and found a lovely, traditional australian STEAKHOUSE that mark wanted to eat at so we both had steak and jacket potato just to ease him into things!!! hahah!! I have the pics to prove it too!!

Anyways, there we are, we are here safe and sound and looking forward to our time here!!

 

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Well, what can I say me and mark are eating, breathing and sleeping with RICE! haha! To be fair mark is doing REALLY well with the food although he had some spicy noodles tonight and his head nearly blew off - FUNNY!! I even got a pic of it haha!! So the last few days we've been busy!! So Saturday was abit of a wash out weather wise so we went to the cinema and watched the new narnia film, for the two of us, 2 cokes, 2 ice creams and a popcorn came to like 10 pound or something - bargain! We also did a Harbour cruise - dont ask me why cause it was pouring with rain and I fell asleep half way round haha!! Yesterday the sun came out and caught us abit by suprise!! We were the other part of Hong Kong island in Stanley watching the Dragon Boat racing and we got burnt to a crisp!! anyhooooo the racing was good, the beaches were nice and the market was good too.

Last night we went to watch Indianna Jones at the cinema as it was a nice cool resting place for our sunburn!! Today we went to Ocean Park - an educational animal conservation park/theme park. Was good except it was sooooooooo humid and sooooooooo hot!!! With our sunburn, the sun was not really needed and so I tried to hide from it most of the day!! We got to see Panda's, Dolphin show, sharks etc which was cool and got lots of pics.

We're heading out of Kowloon, Hong Kong tomorrow and going somewhere different, however, we dont know quite where YET!! Maybe Lantau - another island or maybe Macau - another SAR country about an hours ferry ride from here. So we will keep you informed of our travels - its not gonna be fun with the backpacks on burnt shoulders!!!!

Love always

Cat & Mark xx

Steak and Jacket spud - classic
Steak and Jacket spud - classic
Hong kong Island
Hong kong Island
Hong kong Island
Hong kong Island
Hong kong Island
Hong kong Island
Our flight from London
Our flight from London
Delays :-(
Delays :-(
rain rain rain
rain rain rain
Goodwish Garden
Goodwish Garden
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
temple in the middle of a city
temple in the middle of a city
bronze chapel
bronze chapel
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Goodwish Garden
Goodwish Garden
Partridge fans will understand
Partridge fans will understand
buddhas
buddha's
waterfall, temple, towerblock???
waterfall, temple, towerblock???
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
Sik Sik Yuen Temple
The facilities hahah!!
The facilities hahah!!
The painting weve bought for our …
The painting we've bought for our…
Temple street night market
Temple street night market
marks dinner
marks dinner
watching dinner being cooked
watching dinner being cooked
Duck
Duck
Cocktail bar
Cocktail bar
Aviary
Aviary
Aviaryt in the rain
Aviaryt in the rain
Olympic Square
Olympic Square
MTR station
MTR station
Sonja Evans
Sonja Evans
Reminds me of Elin in North Wales x
Reminds me of Elin in North Wales x
Our toilet/shower in our room haha
Our toilet/shower in our room haha
Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon Boat Racing
Man in sexy neon yellow pants!! ha…
Man in sexy neon yellow pants!! h…
Aussie team mascot
Aussie team mascot
Us with a Hong Kong team!!
Us with a Hong Kong team!!
Model dragon boat!
Model dragon boat!
Temple at Sai Kung
Temple at Sai Kung
Inside the temple
Inside the temple
Sai Kung Harbour
Sai Kung Harbour
Sai Kung harbour
Sai Kung harbour
Weird crab/fish things on the stre…
Weird crab/fish things on the str…
choice of fish to eat
choice of fish to eat
Ew!
Ew!
Lobster making a run for it
Lobster making a run for it
BIG FISH!
BIG FISH!
Mwaah
Mwaah
BIG FISH!
BIG FISH!
Selling freshly caught fish!
Selling freshly caught fish!
Preparing it for you!
Preparing it for you!
View of the islands off Sai Kung
View of the islands off Sai Kung
The pier/fish market
The pier/fish market
Fish market
Fish market
Sai Kung
Sai Kung
Nannys day ou on a sunday - they j…
Nannys day ou on a sunday - they …
washing clothes in the bath
washing clothes in the bath
manual labour
manual labour
Macau
Macau
Macau
Macau
Macau
Macau
New man
New man
the ruins of St Pauls Cathedral
the ruins of St Pauls Cathedral
Fort
Fort
Mark and his guns
Mark and his guns
Temple in Macau
Temple in Macau
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Temple in  Macau
Temple in Macau
Ferry to HK
Ferry to HK
Bangkok sun
Bangkok sun
park island
park island
mo wan park, park island
mo wan park, park island
bangkok
bangkok
thai defence building
thai defence building
tuk tuk
tuk tuk
temple in Bangkok
temple in Bangkok
Express boat along the river Chao …
Express boat along the river Chao…
Monks
Monks
The best desserts ever
The best desserts ever
victory monument
victory monument
Mo Chit weekend Market
Mo Chit weekend Market
Floating market
Floating market
river Kwai - bombed bridge
river Kwai - bombed bridge
war museum
war museum
river Kwai
river Kwai
Tiger Temple
Tiger Temple
Tiger Canyon
Tiger Canyon
Tiger Temple
Tiger Temple
Mark shaving his head on the floor…
Mark shaving his head on the floo…
McDelivery - style!
McDelivery - style!
luggage in tuk tuk
luggage in tuk tuk
Chang Mai
Chang Mai
Overnight train from Bangkok to Su…
Overnight train from Bangkok to S…
feeding the leopard
feeding the leopard
Krabi, Thailand
Krabi, Thailand
Chang Mai
Chang Mai
Overnight  train
Overnight train
snake eating frog
snake eating frog
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park
monks feeding monkeys
monks feeding monkeys
Tony - Tour leader
Tony - Tour leader
Our private beach in Krabi
Our private beach in Krabi
Scorpion in the bathroom
Scorpion in the bathroom
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park
Our guest house/tree house
Our guest house/tree house
snake eating a frog in the restuar…
snake eating a frog in the restua…
Independace day
Independace day
path to our accommodtion
path to our accommodtion
the gardens
the gardens
bungalow
bungalow
hiking in the rainforest
hiking in the rainforest
waterfalls in rainforest
waterfalls in rainforest
Krabi
Krabi
tree swingthing
tree swingthing
Krabi
Krabi
big lizzards
big lizzards
beach front bungalow in Krabi
beach front bungalow in Krabi
our bungalow
our bungalow
the view to the beach!
the view to the beach!
TEQUILA
TEQUILA
the Rasta bar
the Rasta bar
Krabi
Krabi
Our bungalow
Our bungalow
the view from our bedroom to the b…
the view from our bedroom to the …
short walk to the beach
short walk to the beach
the irish gals
the irish gals
sunset drinks at krabi
sunset drinks at krabi
limestone cliffs
limestone cliffs
Ao Nang beach
Ao Nang beach
the group
the group
Sunset at Krabi
Sunset at Krabi
Orla, Lisa and Amy
Orla, Lisa and Amy
The girls!
The girls!
Cheesy!
Cheesy!
The group in a song thaew
The group in a song thaew
Speed boat to the islands
Speed boat to the islands
Anthony, Amy and Angela
Anthony, Amy and Angela
Amy and Angela
Amy and Angela
Norbert and Katie
Norbert and Katie
fishes everywhere
fishes everywhere
Viking Cave
Viking Cave
lagoon
lagoon
Bangkok street food/market
Bangkok street food/market
overnight train to Chang mai
overnight train to Chang mai
Ordering dinner on the train
Ordering dinner on the train
bunk beds
bunk beds
cycling tour
cycling tour
food shopping at local market for …
food shopping at local market for…
process of making coconut milk
process of making coconut milk
drink in a bag!
drink in a bag!
cooking school
cooking school
YUM!Pad Thai
YUM!Pad Thai
Spring roll!
Spring roll!
Cooking school
Cooking school
green curry mmmmmmmm....
green curry mmmmmmmm....
night market
night market
claypot chicken
claypot chicken
tony and his magic
tony and his magic
trekking in the jungle
trekking in the jungle
the views
the views
placing leaves on a turmite hill f…
placing leaves on a turmite hill …
MR G.
MR G.
throwing a knife at a tree!
throwing a knife at a tree!
Tree swing(Vine) real tarzan stuff
Tree swing(Vine) real tarzan stuff
tree swing
tree swing
rice padis
rice padi's
our accommodation in the jungle
our accommodation in the jungle
the guys cooking up dinner
the guys cooking up dinner
the local/communal SHOWER!
the local/communal SHOWER!
the animals pooing and weeing in t…
the animals pooing and weeing in …
the village monkey
the village monkey
local kids
local kids
Playing Jenga with the kids
Playing Jenga with the kids
A feast in the jungle
A feast in the jungle
more magic from Tony
more magic from Tony
snake
snake
enjoying a beer in the jungle
enjoying a beer in the jungle
playing drinking games - marks los…
playing drinking games - marks lo…
breakfast in the treehouse!
breakfast in the treehouse!
Tea anyone?
Tea anyone?
Bamboo rafting
Bamboo rafting
All our luggage held up by 2 stick…
All our luggage held up by 2 stic…
roaming elephants
roaming elephants
the locals
the locals
the rafts falling apart
the rafts falling apart