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Although Typhoon Fengshen left Hong Kong yesterday, it still brought heavy
rain. Late in the afternoon, it stopped
raining, so it was time to move our asses.
We went to the nearby tiangges in Mong Kok District – Ladies Market, Sports Street and another street that
specializes on electronics and high-tech gadgets. Then, we moved to Yau Ma Tei for their Jade
Market and stopped at a wet market to check out their local produce. Then we saw some huge durian and immediately
bought one that we later ate at some nearby restaurant.
When my mom got tired of all the walking and since this
was going to be my last day in Hong Kong, I decided to continue my sightseeing of this bustling
city, but my mom would not allow me to go on my own (but she did allow me to
travel solo in Vietnam and Cambodia, weird.
) So, I had to tag along TitoMel with me, poor
him and poor me too as I wanted to try navigating the city all by myself.
Anyhow, my next stop was Stanley Street, known for its reasonably
priced photographic equipment, since I was also in search for a Lomo cam. As it was getting dark and I had no idea if
the stores there were open till night, we decided to take the MTR, the fastest
way to go to Hong Kong Island from Kowloon. Unfortunately, when we got there, the stores
were all closed. Bummer. The sidewalk hawkers along Central's Ladder streets
were also starting to close. Major
Thirsty from the long walk that
we just had, we decided to go to SoHo, a
popular ex-pat area with dozens of bars and restos, for some beer. To get there, it was again another looong
walk, but it was not tiring as we rode via the longest outdoor escalator the
world, the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator.
When we reached SoHo, it was indeed the ex-pat’s haven as every bar and restaurant was full
of foreigners holding a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. There were more than a dozen of bars that we
had difficulty choosing a place to chill.
Finally, we went inside some posh bar, ordered beers and enjoyed every
drop of it.