02.09.2010 - 05.09.2010 82 °F
Ok so breakfast was an experience I will not be forgetting in a hurry. After trying to work out what certain things were on the menu I ended up having the fresh fruit platter with cornflakes clearly nothing like the UK's no offence to my Asian friends. Tomorrow I will be joining my Asian friends and having noodles for breakfast, yes I did say noodles, with a clear broth and vegetables, at this early stage I have already realised eat what the locals eat, and you will not go far wrong.
On a brighter note despite the weather I have organised tomorrow, where I will be heading off to see the following:
Man Mo Temple - Built in 1847, the temple is dedicated to the the gods, Man (literature) and Mo (martial arts)
Victoria Peak - Worlds steepest funicular railway up to The famous Hong Kong Peak. View of the harbour and Kowloon Peninsula from 428 meters vantage point.
Aberdeen Fishing Village - Old traditional fishing village
Stanley Market - shoppers paradise (so had to be on the list)
Star Ferry - Ferry ride to the Kowloon side on Victoria Harbour
Old Clock Tower - Former Kowloon Station of Kowloon - Canton Railway since 1915. Main terminal building was demolished in 1978 leaving only the clock tower.
A symphony of lights - world's "Largest Permanent Light & Sound Show" by Guinness World Records. Am so excited that I have the opportunity to see this.
Avenue of Stars - the Hollywood style Avenue of stars features plaques for honoured movie celebrities on the walk of fame.
What I have seen so far Hong Kong is an amazing place with amazing people, who are very friendly and welcoming, have already added it to my list of places to visit again, as my visit here is too short to fit everything in.
Tonight dinner is with a very dear friend who I have never met in person. Nearest we have got is video conference oops showing my age in today's modern world web cam/Skype culture.
Rain so bad have been advised not to travel to see the Po Lin Monastery as it is quiet far away. So you now know why I have to visit again!