Hong Kong

Wong Tai Sin Temple, Mar 06

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Woke up at 6am for a pleasant 1 hr run along the Hong Kong waterfront.  Along the run, we toured the Avenue of the Stars, posed with Bruce Lee, placed our hands alongside Jackie Chan‘s, and delighted in the history of the Star Ferry terminal clock tower….the previous last stop of the Orient Express.  Awaiting us at the hotel was a very delicious breakfast! Waffles, noodle soup, fruit, cured meats, oh my!  Filling our bellies to the brim, we headed out to the hotel lobby to meet Erik at 9a.  After yesterday’s debacle, we were sure we were on time.  We toured the Wong Tai Sin Temple, which appreciated 3 different Chinese religions: Taoism, Buddhism, and confucionism.  The temple was ornate with tons of people coming to pray.  It is one of the most famous temples in HK.  After that, we headed to headed to the bird, garden, and jade markets.  Tons of stalls and jade and time to wheel and deal your way to the perfect price for your Burmese jade pieces.  After tours here, we headed to the Ladies’ market (fa yuen St, tung choi St, sa yeung choi St) and I picked up a very cool bag.  Lunch was an amazing dai pai dong with a plate of crispy suckling pig and goose, rice, and bok choy.  The pig was a lovely crunchy delicacy of flavor….but the goose was even more intricate in flavor and texture.  after lunch, we continued to walk around the ladies market, walking all the way to mong kok and then back to our hotel.  We crashed for a quick nap and then went for dinner at a very lovely restaurant called Hutong.  After dinner, we checked out the swanky Peninsula Hotel and went upstairs to Felix’s.  Now, my legs are killing me and it’s nearing midnight….so time for shut eye!

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