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October 13th, 2000 · No Comments

Hong Kong Layover

Days 287, 288

Hong Kong is a city of height, it is built on a small space and everything goes up. WalkingSkyline of Hong Kong down the main shopping district gave me a feeling of being in the valley of a canyon, the buildings being the canyon walls. The buses even go with the height theme, they are tall double decker monsters ready to cram as many people as possible into them.

My first night in Hong Kong was spent visiting the night market. We walked from the Panda Hotel to the subway, exiting at the proper place to just walk upstairs and shop. Subways do not intimidate me anymore and the one in Hong Kong is very simple. It had a British feel right down to the “mind the gap” signs! (Meaning watch your step.)

KK in Hong KongOn the layover day I opted for an open schedule, letting serendipity intervene. It was a rainy, dreary day not particularly good weather for taking pictures or sightseeing.

Jane and I rode the tram to the top of Victoria Peak, it was a steep climb to a wonderful vista overseeing the city. On top there was a building housing a shopping mall and several restaurants. We enjoyed our afternoon, dining and watching the rain fall.

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