Last few days

Hong Kong Travel Blog

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On Wednesday me and cat took advantage of a few "free activities" in HK. After careful planning we decided to hit the Hong Kong museums of art and space, as well as the cultural centre around Victoria Harbour. Cat was still a little jetlagged so we limited the museums to a couple of hours before heading back to Chungking Mansions for a nap.

Later that evening we took a tram ride up to the peak which is apparently THE place to live in Hong Kong, the journey was only a few minutes but up a stupidly steep mountain face. After getting to the top we took a few snapshots of the city-scape at night before heading to a restaraunt called "The Peak Lookout" for dinner.

Yesterday - Thursday, we decided to set the alarm for 7am and make an effort to get involved with a local community programme that taught Tai-Chi.

Learning how to use chop sticks
It was a free hour lesson and turned out to be a great idea, although for something so slow it was very tiring. later that day we took the subway over to Hong Kong Island for a walk around the zoo. unfortunately, the panther was on the sick so we settled for monkeys, birds and some small aligators. We then caught the Island tram for HK$ 2 and headed to "Happy Valley" for a night at the horse-racing, which cost the equivilant of 80 pence!!! This was a great night with all the fun of night racing set against the fantastic nightime views of Hong Kong. After six races we called it a day and hit the road home. Cat being Cat haggled a taxi driver to take us home for 1 pound! but bless her she pulled it off.

The weather is still very hot and humid with the occasional shower, so today we are heading off to Ocean Park (Theme Park), hope you are all well and good, speak to you soon.

 

Love Cat and Mark

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Learning how to use chop sticks
Learning how to use chop sticks
Peak Tram
Peak Tram
Chungking mansions early morning!!…
Chungking mansions early morning!…
Art Museum
Art Museum
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
The most amazing Thai curry EVER!
The most amazing Thai curry EVER!
Mark with his chicken roast dinner…
Mark with his chicken roast dinne…
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Tai Chi lesson
Tai Chi lesson
Peak Tram
Peak Tram
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Greeting/thank you in Tai Chi
Greeting/thank you in Tai Chi
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
Me, Mark and Tai Chi instructors
Me, Mark and Tai Chi instructors
The building where our hostel is h…
The building where our hostel is …
Entrance to Chungking mansions
Entrance to Chungking mansions
zoo
zoo
zoo
zoo
zoo
zoo
bamboo scaffolding
bamboo scaffolding
more bamboo scaffolding
more bamboo scaffolding
bus
bus
taxi
taxi
MTR
MTR
Mark struggling with chopsticks an…
Mark struggling with chopsticks a…
and again..
and again..
TRAM
TRAM
Clouds covering the hills
Clouds covering the hills
Happy Valley Racecourse
Happy Valley Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
Racecourse
WINNER!
WINNER!
Hong kong island at night
Hong kong island at night
LOVEBIRD
LOVEBIRD
View from the PEAK
View from the PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
Peak
Peak