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Day 3 Hong Kong

Missed a day somewhere - we know about the term jet lag now. I thought it was a load of crap but it's legit ......

overcast 35 °C

We slept very little on our first night in Hong Kong and consequently we were out pretty early to find cameras for Ellie and Tyson. Apart from that our second day was spent in a haze.

And now it's our third day, Hong Kong is literally in a haze. The weather is very hot and humid and whilst the smog is dreadful, it will clear later this evening and tomorrow. Mainly due to a Typhoon which is bearing done on the Island.....great and a storm expected tonight.

Hong Kong from the hotel lounge-bad smog

Hong Kong from the hotel lounge-bad smog

This compares to Hong Kong on our arrival and on the way in from the airport which is located on another Island.

From Lantau Island (airport) looking back toward the New Territories

From Lantau Island (airport) looking back toward the New Territories

Our hotel is located at Kowloon on the mainland side of the city, in the area of Mong Kok. Mong Kok has everything and there is no need to travel elsewhere. There are markets of every type, food areas and shopping centres. This visit for us is about us being able to relax and we're glad; given the jet lag we had yesterday.

Street shopping

Street shopping

This is a quiet spot. Most of the markets are chaos and you have to wear sunglasses so as not to lose and eye from umbrellas. It's not even raining.

Markets

Markets

The markets are broken down into category and specific ones that we've been to are; ladies, fish, electronics, temple and goldfish. We had nothing to eat in the goldfish one........fish cakes were big let me tell you.

Meat market

Meat market

This looks quiet, believe me it is anything but.

The fish market even made me crook.....I've been around fish all me life but hell, I wouldn't eat anything here and I have a cast iron stomach. I've travelled a lot throughout Asia over the last 40 years but this even surprises me because of the lack of cooling and closeness of the product to the public.

Chop Chop Chop - literally

Chop Chop Chop - literally

I'm sure that locally this is a delicacy

I'm sure that locally this is a delicacy

My favourite was the eels. I said to Mandy "shit..get a photo of the eels" and then the one eyeing her off, tried to get her. Aggressive slippery little suckers, someone will eat them.
Watched her the whole time; they weren't even pickled eels

Watched her the whole time; they weren't even pickled eels

A great shopping choice, they were right next to the frogs!!!

Eels and Frogs; my perfect entree.

Eels and Frogs; my perfect entree.

At least they weren't cane toads

At least they weren't cane toads

Enough of the markets, we decided to have a look at the Goldfish again.

Just loved the fish in blown up plastic bags ready for sale. A lot of trust here that the bag won't break.

Just loved the fish in blown up plastic bags ready for sale. A lot of trust here that the bag won't break.

Pick a fish, any fish or turtle.

Dinner or pet; decisions, decisions, decisions

Dinner or pet; decisions, decisions, decisions

Turtles by the dozen

Turtles by the dozen

Anyway, it was a pretty awful day with the smog and heat so we went back to the hotel. Did I mention that our suite was just the best. We've stayed at a lot of nice places but if you're ever in HK, this place would take a lot of beating. I won't even begin to explain how good it is or show any photo's. The cleanliness is brilliant and appreciated.

Tomorrow is our final day on the holiday. We can't believe just how fast it has gone. Brilliant period of time is the best description that I could possible give it.

The lounges have been great and a wonderful place to relax. Unlike Australia where the alcohol finishes at 8pm and the food continues, we have found the opposite on our trip. The food is brilliant, in as much as you don't need to eat out because there is plenty in the lounge. But in every lounge, the food goes off precisely at 8pm.......but the alcohol continues.........yahoo.

Here in HK it's any alcohol 24 hours a day. The happy hour in Budapest was 6pm until 10pm........some hour. Clearly they don't know how Aussies can eat into their profits with booze being so readily available. Heaven.

Posted by mandt0413 05:56 Archived in Hong Kong

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