Been to see the Big Buddha today, very nice, its on Lantau Island which has a population of 45’000, HK Island has a population of 1.4m! It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lantau Island is very mountainous with a rugged landscape – a stark contrast to HK Island and Kowloons cityscape. The Buddha itself is touristy but good to see – I’ve always had a good vibe from Buddism. Loads of tourists though but thats HK.
We got the ferry to the Island which was good as it offered a perspective of the geography of the Islands – surprisingly bumpy though as the sea looked carm! We then caught the bus driven by asias Colin McRae I think – equally as bumpy as the ferry! After seeing Buddha we got the Cable Car to the north of the Island – pretty high so had great views of the city, although its very hazy here so visibility is limited. On the way back to Kowloon we stopped for Dim Sum (steamed dumplings full of meat or seafood) which was surprisingly cheap but very nice! The resturant had fish tanks full of lobsters, carp, and crabs – all of which I think were on the menu!
Off out for a night on HK Island tonight. Going to celebrate the birth of Jessica Wade, I’m really happy for Al and Katherine, having known Al for 20+ years and been his bestman I know he’ll make a great Dad – just a pity he’s a Villa fan! Also celebrating being a homeowner today – my house has finally been built – fingers crossed we can get a tenant in it asap! Feels a bit wierd all of this is going on 10’000 miles away!
Hopefully should have time to upload my HK photos tommorrow (might be recovering from a hangover I guess!).
Pratty, yep got a round the world ticket – with One World Alliance – deffo go to China its a great experience.