Asia ~ China ~ Hong Kong
Whoops – I might have been a little lazy in writing my last blog for my China trip… I’ve now been home for nearly a month (wow, time flies), and thought I’d better write that last post. But, honestly, I don’t have the time or the energy to write a nice long post like I normally do, so instead it’s a photo blog.
My “deluxe hotel” in Hong Kong – these buildings consist of many, many low budget hostel/hotel/guesthouses, ranging in grime from slightly grimey to total uk. I managed to stay in one of the better ones, Taiwan Hotel, for only HK$200 a night (for a twin room with a window, AC and private bathroom).
Looking over the waterfront, waiting for the night-time lightshow. As far as cities go, I’ve decided that Hong Kong is actually a pretty nice one to look at, plenty of greenery as soon as you step away from the city, and interesting buildings in the middle of town.
Hong Kong Nightime
Watching the ships go by, just before the nighttime light-show
Watching the skies
Stanley Beach in Hong Kong, just near the famous Stanley Markets
Life Savers in Hong Kong
Bringing in the boat – the beach “closed” at 6pm – complete with announcements to tell us to get out of the water!
Me at the beach
Enjoying a summer’s day – later it will become apparent just how sunburnt I really was…
Me, at the top of the peak
Nice view – but my mind wasn’t really on the view that particular day. Probably can’t quite see it in the photo, but my legs were the same colour as the red hat Matt was trying to “rescue” (see below). Owwwwww!
Matt, playing monkey
At the top of the peak, “rescuing” a McD cap…
Matt & Ronald
Just hanging out with our new friend at a local resturant…
Tian Tan Buddha
The world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha – a whopping 268 steps to the top!
Matt taking a rest-stop
It’s a long way to the top – heading up to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island
So, now I’m home again, eagerly awaiting the birth of my neice/nephew. Off to Sydney, then Brisbane next month, then home for birthdays and Christmas. Hope all are well – this will be the last post for a while, until the next trip (China in January?)