Hong Kong - Friday, January 23, 2004

We spent half of our week in Hong Kong recovering from the worst jet lag experienced thus far on the trip and the other half of the week mad that everything was closed for the Chinese New Year Holidays! We recently read that it takes 1 day for each hour of flight (or time change?) to recover from jet lag. I guess we still have a few more days to go. We can't seem to get to sleep before 2am!!!

We did have a day or two to sightsee before everything closed for the holidays. The tram ride up The Peak provided us with a nice panaroamic view of the city that didn't disappoint! Later that day we took the Star Ferry over to Kowloon and the shopping crowds. This town is all about shopping with outlet malls everywhere. We kept our cool...The people, tourists and locals, were out enmasse to shop for the holiday weekend and colorful Chinese New Year's decorations adorned most places.

The food is just fabulous here and the atmosphere reminds us of New York City. Our hotel is not far off the 800m escalator that trasports 35,000 people a day up and down the hill. Very convenient! We are off to Thailand tomorrow for our last two months of traveling. It will be nice to be on the beach after a week of freezing in Hong Kong.

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