Sunday 13 August 2006
Highlights: Hong Kong city view from Tsim Sha Tsui
Today was a much easier day. Setting out on a typical very hot and humid Hong Kong day I first explored by myself however the main process was to get some experience walking around in these conditions before I start hiking in China in a few days.
Deciding to stick to the so far excellent advice from friends today I headed for a ferry across to Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) on Kowloon from our hotel side of Hong Kong Island. The ride is well worth it. From the TST side we walked around the coast and viewed the skyline of Hong Kong Island, probably the second most expensive in the world (after New York’s Manhattan Island).
Once again my mum got an opportunity to find some gifts at very good prices, I have to say I nearly bought something myself. On returning to the hotel however I found that my transfer the next day would not be honoured (as I didn’t catch the original transfer correctly). At least I found out before tomorrow as I don’t want to miss my flight to China and the pick up from the tour company in Beijing.