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Day 289: Victoria Peak and International Style

07 Jun

Hello!

We had two really great days yesterday and today. Both were laid back and filled with our basking in the culture transition and this amazing city.
Yesterday afternoon we decided to go to Victoria’s Peak instead of the escalators and I’m so glad that we did.

From the top of the peak:
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It’s almost like there’s a whole other city on top of the peak!
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For dinner we stopped by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and I fan-girled Lieutenant Dan:
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From the top of the Sky Terrace:
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Today, we went to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens and spent a couple of hours wandering around, enjoying being outside, and watching all the monkeys and birds.

I found Zaboomafoo!
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And signs of “civilized” life:
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After wandering around there, we headed to the mid-levels (the giant escalator system) and grabbed a good Mexican dinner before heading over to a Caribbean bar where we people-watched for a couple of hours.

Look at all the different cuisine types on this one road:
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One of the things that makes Hong Kong so fascinating is how international it is. Everywhere we go, we see people from all over the world, hear so many different languages, and you can find about any cuisine type you could ever want. It’s so much fun and so interesting (not to mention delicious)!

Tomorrow we are making a day trip out of going to see the giant Buddha on Lantau Island and in the evening we might go check out a ferry or a night market.

Thank you for reading and until next time,

Alyssa

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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Travel, Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Day 289: Victoria Peak and International Style

  1. Pamela Sansom

    June 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Alyssa

    Just to say thank you for your tips on food etc in Baoding. Tonight we have been to Philly Story Pizza – how fab is that. So glad your enjoying your new adventure but will miss our blogs [ on a selfish note] as we have another 3 years hear supposedly! X x

     
    • abelcher22

      June 12, 2014 at 2:51 am

      Hey!
      I’m so glad y’all found it and I was able to help. Good luck with your three years in Baoding. We’re back in the States but I’m already missing China. Our suggestion for your time is Baoding is to make liberal use of the high speed rail station (Baodingdongzhan). If you want to follow our paths when we toured around the country, feel free to ask if you want hostel suggestions or anything else.
      Thanks for following along with my blog. I appreciate it.
      Best wishes,
      Alyssa 🙂

       

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