Saturday, 30 January 2016

The Big Adventure - Week Eleven: Hong Kong

Monday January 25th
It was still a very cold day.   We went over to Kowloon in the morning and took a walk around, in particular trying to get to the new Hong Kong Cultural Centre of which Michael was CEO until recently.   However we encountered a building site, and turned back.
We had lunch with Nick close to his office which was very pleasant.   Then we took the bus up to the peak, which gave a great view of Hong Kong, despite the cloud and rain. 

Tuesday January 26th
Today we took the train and then cable car up to the Big Buddha and Lin Po temple on Lantai.   I loved the whole area around there.   Very calm and relaxing.   In the evening we cooked dinner in the apartment.

Wednesday January 27th
This morning we headed back to Kowloon for a visit to Hong Kong museum, which gave a comprehensive story of Hong Kong from prehistoric time right up to the handover to the Chinese.   We had time for lunch then it was off to the airport for the flight home.

Thursday January 28th
We landed at London Heathrow at 4.30 am.   It had been 11 weeks since we started the adventure.  We really enjoyed the whole trip but were also in some ways glad to be heading home.

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