Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hong Kong

It is Sunday and I am pretending I live in Hong Kong on some silly corporate wage and so can afford some nice real estate with a view. So on Sundays you relax and chill and just hang out don't you?. The other days of the week are for the job of sightseeing. So, I've had a huge brunch. I am at the moment on the sofa you see herelooking at this view and watching the boats go by.We get the Star Ferry on its regular run, some tour boats, a good few industrial tugs, a speed boat and one or two yachts and even a cruise liner. But I like the little boats that nip across in the wake of the big ones.I am not being a total couch potato. On arrival we nipped out to the night market and yesterday we re-traced out steps from 1993 up to the top of Victoria Peak. Up there now is a huge and ugly shopping complex but you can still wander down leafy paths in quiet and the views are of course still there.
Now, what shall we do today? Maybe the rooftop pool deck to finish my book and have a jacuzzi. That would justify hopping on the famous Star Ferry from just outside the for the scenic harbour trip across to Wanchai ( cost 50p!) to the Harbour centre branch of Dymocks bookshop to buy another one and to celebrate the fact that after outrageous book prices in Australasia we are back to normal here. Then what? Hmm, the ferry across to Kowloon for afternoon tea at the Peninsula I think. Oh I could get used to Sundays like this.


Kristin L said...

Sounds like a great Sunday. Or any day for that matter.

Di said...

It was this time last year we were in HK. Have throughly enjoyed reading all your posts about your amazing trip. Fascinating reading. Don't forget to try and get to Kowloon Park.