Travel

Hong Kong

As we arrived in Victoria Harbour on the catamaran we were greeted with clear views of the Kowloon & Hong Kong island skylines.  We were staying on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong & we took the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon.  There was a gigantic inflatable duck sitting in the water and swarms of people taking pictures of this duck.  It is actually an art installation called Rubber Duck by a Dutch artist.  It has visited other cities and will stay in Hong Kong until June 9th. 

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In the evening the city shops and buildings were all lit up with neon signs and there were tons of people on every street.  Some shops stayed open until 10:30pm.  We noticed that in not only Hong Kong, but also in mainland China that most building scaffolding is made of bamboo. 

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We visited the Temple Street Night Market, which was filled with stalls selling all sorts of souvenirs, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry & electronics.  We used our bargaining skills to purchase a few things.  Basically, the seller shows you on a calculator how much something is, then you say that you won’t pay that much, so then you enter a number on the calculator, the seller will then enter a number & this happens until you agree on a price. 

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We then went to the harbour to see the view of Hong Kong island.

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