A full day
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Spent the morning and early afternoon hanging out with Ian, Seoung Hee and Sadie. What an awesome morning. Watched the Yankees play Philadelphia in the World Series, Phillie won by the way. Went for an amazing thai lunch in Discovery Bay, then I headed to Hong Kong Island. I did some window shopping, checked out Soho (a dining district with great good, coffee and cool shops). Took the mid level escalator through mid town. At 800 m, its the world’s longest covered escalator. It’s a great way to see the hillsides of downtown. Residents of the mid levels use it as a public transit link, so its like the highway in the morning. Chock a block full of people all commuting to work, on an escalator!
Also went to Hollywood Road (famous for its antiques).
Visiting Man Wo Temple. It’s one of the first traditional-style temples built in the colonial era. The temple is actually quite small, but has fabulous coils of incense hanging from the ceiling. The incense is said to carry prayers to the spirit world.
Took the street car from one side of Hong Kong Island to nearly the other. It was quite the experience. Locals crammed into a double decker OLD street car. I sat at the front and had a great view of the downtown. Met a friendly Frenchman named Serge who was visiting Hong Kong on a brief vacation while doing some work nearby.
Went to the Victoria Harbour light show. Its apparently the world's largest permanent light and sound show! Lights, laser beams and music are combined to show off Hong Kong’s amazing architecture. People flock to this show. It’s like being at a huge concert. Some people think its lame, other’s love it. I frankly loved it. I love the skyline in Hong Kong. I could watch it all night long. Throw in some lasers, doing a dance for me, I don’t care, just let me view that skyline, and I’m happy.
Called Ian to say that I’d be back at his place after the light show. Found out he got asked to take an immediate flight to Los Angeles so I had to rush back if I was going to be able to say goodbye to him. I literally ran to make the Start Ferry back to Hong Kong Island and i only had 4 mins to make it to the pier which would take me from Hong Kong Island to Discovery Bay. I flew to that pier, barely making it, but still making it! I felt like Indiana Jones squeezing under the door, just in the nick of time. I was sad to see Ian go, but I was really happy I got to see him off.