Our first venture out was a walk to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Our late night taxi driver from the airport mentioned it as a good destination. It has been “inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on 4 July 2015”. We roamed around for hours – […]
Hong Kong Park Conservatory
The Hong Kong Park Conservatory is another gem in this urban oasis. An introductory room shows orchids and other beauties, while upstairs are two rooms devoted to dry and wet plant areas.
Hong Kong Park Aviary
Not far from our hotel is Hong Kong Park. One section of the park is a magnificent aviary. The wooden paths run through the middle, high up from the ground. A massive metal net encloses the area.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Yesterday we spent the day at Hong Kong Disneyland – our first Disney park outside the U.S. (Next stops Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai!) It was an easy ride on the MTR To Sunny Bay, the junction connecting the train to Disneyland. A one day ticket cost HK$499, which sounds like a lot until you realize that […]
Kowloon and Victoria Harbour
We are staying in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong Island, which is just across the Victoria Harbour from Kowloon. Yesterday we took the MTR several stops over to the Mong Kok stop in Kowloon, an area full of shops and food markets. We walked from there back to Victoria Harbour and returned by ferry. So many […]
Walking around Central and Admiralty
We spent yesterday afternoon walking around the Admiralty (where we are staying) and Central districts of Hong Kong island. It’s a built up area, densely packed with steep walkways. The temperature was high 80s and humid, but an occasional breeze kept things mostly comfortable. Near our hotel are tall buildings surrounded by lots of concrete and […]
Our first afternoon tea – always a delight to see the presentation. Today’s charms are the honeycomb and a dessert. The dessert is a small jello-like cube with Chinese dates and flowers inside.
Hong Kong – First Day
We arrived late Friday night after more than a full day of traveling. The lounge is open late, so we were able to get a light bite of cookies and mineral water. We weren’t sure if we’d be able to sleep since it was about noon EDT and midnight here. No problem! Sleeping on the […]