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Hong Kong Port

After another lazy sea day I was excited to get to our next port, Hong Kong! We took the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor and took pictures on the top deck. The skyline there is amazing. We then took the bus up to Victoria Peak. I was amazed at the 90 degree incline up the mountain. It was a really really foggy day, so we really didn't get to see much from the top. I did find Burger King up there though, so I was excited. After a week of only Asian food, I was ready to have some American junk food. After exploring the top of the Peak a little while, we took the bus down to Central.

In front of Repulse Bay Hong Kong
We walked over to the Mid-Levels escalator (longest outside escalator in the world) and took it up to Soho. Got off a little bit, browsed the shops and restaurants. Decided we weren't hungry just yet so we walked over to Man Mo temple. The temple was really nice, unexpected in the middle of the city. There were hundreds of spirally incense sticks hanging from the ceiling. I lit my own incense and made a wish. Please please let it come true. I could use some good luck! We took a taxi from Man Mo to Stanley Market. I didn't expect it to be so far away. We were caught in some major traffic along beautiful Repulse Bay. It was non moving because of a bad accident on the one way road. It cost us an extra hour of precious Hong Kong time. We shopped a little in Stanley Market. I wasn't that impressed with this market, I was expecting the markets of Vietnam.
Nathan Road Hong Kong
There weren't as many stores at Stanley. And the prices were certainly not nearly as good as Ho Chi Min's. We ate lunch on the bay, and ordered Dumplings and Pizza. The Dumplings were amazing, the pizza not so much. That's what I get for ordering Pizza in Hong Kong! Oh well. We took the bus back to Central to attempt to get back to the ship before relocation. We didn't make it back in time, so we took another bus over to the Temple Street Night Market. Wow, that market is amazing. There were so many stands selling everything from electronics, to clothes, to fake purses, to vibrators. So impressive. I bought a wristlet for $13 USD. I probably could have bargained it down a bit, but I was happy with it so I obliged. We left the market and headed back to the ship. We did so much walking that day our feet were killing us.
Disneyland
We got back to the ship, ate a nasty buffet dinner and went to bed instantly.

The next morning mom and I woke up early and took the subway to Disneyland. The HK subway system is stellar. You push the stop that you want to visit and it tells you how much in English. It was incredibly easy to use and so clean. NY needs to follow suit! We transfered over to the Disney train which was adorable. It had Mickey Mouse windows, statues of the characters in the subway, handrails shaped like Mickey ears etc. They made the experience very magical. When we got to Disney there was a lot of overcast. We had an hour before the park even opened to wonder around and take pictures. I was surprised that the ticket was only $50. Disney in the US is closer to $100 I believe. When the park opened its gates we waited in line to get pictures with Mickey & Minnie, Goofy & Pluto and Chip and Dale.

Disneyland
I then headed to Space Mountain (mom waited for me, there was no way she was riding that ride). Then we went on Buzz Adventure, similar to Toy Story Mania in US without the 3d glasses. Then headed over to the Jungle Ride. I was so surprised that all the rides were in english. I thought that at least there should be someone translating English to Chinese, but no everything was english.... in China! Wow. After the ride it started raining, it was actually good timing because the Jungle Ride was one of the last out door things we wanted to do. We went to the Lion King show. Mom was crying from it she loved it so much. It was really nice, exactly the same as I remember from Disney World FL. Afterwards we went to the Mickey Philharmonic 3d show. It had the Little Mermaid, Part of your World song in it (I used to swim around my bathtub as a little girl singing that song hahaha).
Disneyland
So I loved that 3d movie. It was really great. We stopped in the Souvenir shop on the way out and bought a frame and magnet, and left the park. We stopped off at the City Supermarket in the IFC building before heading back to the ship. I always find it interesting to browse around foreign supermarkets. So many different types of foods. I wanted to buy everything. We got back to the ship and the captain announced that we will be able to view the Symphony of Lights show in the harbor that evening. The previous night's show was cancelled due to the mourning of the earthquake victims in China the week before. We were so excited that we would be able to see this show, supposedly the Guinness World Records has declared it the world's largest permanent light and sound show. Since it was so foggy out it was hard to even see the lights. I was expecting something similar to the Disney laser light show, so I was a tad disappointed. Overall, Hong Kong was amazing. I really enjoyed my time there, and could even see myself living there a few years. I may start looking for a job out there.

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Hong Kong Port
Hong Kong Port
In front of Repulse Bay Hong Kong
In front of Repulse Bay Hong Kong
Nathan Road Hong Kong
Nathan Road Hong Kong
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Disneyland
Pluto & Goofy @ Disneyland Hong Ko…
Pluto & Goofy @ Disneyland Hong K…
Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Hong Kong D…
Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Hong Kong …
Cinderellas Castle Hong Kong Disne…
Cinderellas Castle Hong Kong Disn…
Aw love Stitch- HK Disneyland
Aw love Stitch- HK Disneyland
Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong Skyline
Victorias Peak train
Victoria's Peak train
Victorias Peak train
Victoria's Peak train
Madame Tussauds @ Victorias Peak
Madame Tussauds @ Victoria's Peak
Mid-Level Escalator
Mid-Level Escalator
Man Mo Temple
Man Mo Temple
Hollywood Road- Hong Kong
Hollywood Road- Hong Kong
Inside Man Mo Temple- Incense- Hon…
Inside Man Mo Temple- Incense- Ho…
Inside Man Mo Temple- Hong Kong
Inside Man Mo Temple- Hong Kong
Repulse Bay- Hong Kong
Repulse Bay- Hong Kong
Stanley Market Hong Kong
Stanley Market Hong Kong
Central Pier Hong Kong
Central Pier Hong Kong
Temple Street Night Market Hong Ko…
Temple Street Night Market Hong K…
Temple Street Night Market Hong Ko…
Temple Street Night Market Hong K…
LOVED the Hong Kong Subway system
LOVED the Hong Kong Subway system
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland- Marching Par…
Hong Kong Disneyland- Marching Pa…
Its a Small World Hong Kong Disney
Its a Small World Hong Kong Disney
Its a Small World Hong Kong Disney
Its a Small World Hong Kong Disney
Mom goofing off @ Disneyland
Mom goofing off @ Disneyland
The castle in the rain
The castle in the rain
Symphony of Lights Show Hong Kong
Symphony of Lights Show Hong Kong
Symphony of Lights Show Hong Kong
Symphony of Lights Show Hong Kong