12 April 2007

Hello From Hong Hom

On Thursday, in the afternoon, we took a train from Guang Zhou to Kowloon, Hong Kong. The trip completed the transportation modes we used on this vacation - airplane from JFK to HK International on Lantau Island, bus from Hong Kong to Guang Zhou, short boat ride during a theme park visit in Hainan, and now train. We even had a cable car, like a ski lift, when we visited Monkey Island, prior to checking into the Waika Hotel. The last night we were in Taishan, my Son and a cousin also got a moped ride around rural China, thanks to Uncle P.

It feels almost like home while in Hong Kong, just that people drive on the "wrong" side of the road. We arrived in Tsim Sha Tsui, a tourist area, at night and neon signs were everywhere. The sky two floors up in almost all directions were just neon signs of stores trying to grab our attention. We decided to eat Vietnamese but it took a few queries with the local to find one. Even then, the small store had to have an employee walk us two blocks to the bigger store to accommodate our group of twelve.

BTW, the China Firewall isn't in use in Hong Kong. I can finally write new entries and see them exactly as how the world sees them.

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