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Hanging out for Hong Kong!

The wait is finally over...

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Pack up house..Check! Goodbye party.. Check! Pack bags..Check!...Last minute repack of bags when we found out we were only allowed one each.. check! Catch plane...Check! Check into guest house.... Ch..wait a minute, checklist over... we're in Hong Kong!!

Foodie moment

First dumplings in China... and we were so excited we had them for breakfast! Pan fried beef dumplings, Steamed Leek dumplings and mystery soup (Mark loved it, me not so much!) Dumplings were delicious... and best of all the whole thing cost us only $60HK which is $7.50AU


Cultural moment

There is a beer we ordered that is apparently affiliated with the NBA and you are meant to drink from a bowl... or so we found out!


Wow moment

The Hong Kong harbour skyline (even on a foggy day)


What's not so wow - the nightly light show on the harbour - overrated is one word we could use...

What we learnt today

After 3 hours in the Hong Kong History Museum we could fill a page about what we now know but the main things that stood out was that the British waged war on China because China refused to continue to trade Opium with them. Once the British won the war, they made China sign a treaty which not only handed over Hong Kong as a colony but insisted that China pay them 12 million dollars for costs incurred during the military deployment as well as millions of dollars for loss of opium trade during the conflict. Can't decide if that's pure genius or pure evil!

Posted by travellinglise 06:50 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged skylines harbour dumplings foodie

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Looks like you had a fun day in Hong-Kong hope the rest of ur trip is like that looks ah-mazing!!!!:)


by Jess A

Thanks Jess :)

by travellinglise

Jealous of the dumplings....!

by AlexJF

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