Friday, February 17, 2006

Hong Kong Day 2

Hong Kong Day 2
Originally uploaded by aimeenance.

By clicking on the picture above, it will take you to all of our pictures. Well last night we set out to eat and to shop at the night market. We decided to attempt the subway as out legs were hurting from walking all day long. About 20 minutes of struggling with the subway, we gave up. We couldn't make heads or tails out of any of it. The best part is that all the signs were inEnglish! I think the lack of sleep was really kicking in. So we walked and found ourselves at an ok restaurant. After our dinner we walked to the outdoor night market. On the way to the market we passed many outside cafes. The cafes had different things out on tables that they were offering. Something that caught Phil's eye was the "shrimp" like creature that was escaping from the table. No lie! There was "food" that was escaping off the table. While we were both standing there with horrid looks on our faces, a man kept asking if we wanted to eat there. Uh...what, like the look of horror hasn't answered your question? We shopped a little at the night market. Most of what we found in Kowloon is over priced junk. Everything is fake and totally overpriced. This morning (Friday) we woke up feeling and looking much better. We started off with a trip to the Art Musuem. For less than $3 we both got in. The first "cheap" thing we have done. It was great to see real "antiques". We then took the Star Ferry to Hong Kong. We LOVE Hong Kong. It reminds us a little of San Francisco. It has great little shops, bars and all types of ethinic restaurants. It was nice to walk down the streets and NOT have men asking every 5 seconds if we want a fake Rolex or tailor made suite. The streets are narrow and steep. We decided on a tourist trap for lunch. Phil had a cheeseburger and I had a grilled cheese with tomate and bacon. All for $40!!!! Hong Kong is NOT CHEAP. They were selling beer at where we had lunch....$7 US dollars for a bottle of Bud. We did find something worth buying. It's a statue made out of bamboo. After spending another day of walking everywhere...we're sooo tired. Our legs are killing us. It's now 6pm and we're in our PJ's watching National Geographic. Yesterday was sooo humid that we sweat through our clothes. We decided to do a little laundry at the hotel today. Nothing much, couple of shirts, pants and some socks. Hello can you say $75 US dollars!!! What some people budget for the entire trip we may have spent in the past two....we don't really have anything to show for it either! Although I am typing this in clean socks. We are so ready to get somewhere rural and cheap. We will meet up with our group tomorrow morning and start out tour at 8am. Then Sunday morning we wake up and fly to Nanchang and get Emma. I know I am writting a lot, but I have heard that we may have a real hard time accessing our blog in Nanchang. Thought I would write a bunch while I could. We are so glad to have had the chance (thank you mom and dad) to come 2 days early. We have seen sooo much and have been able to adjust to the time change. Only 2 more nights just the 2 of us.


At 6:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Aimee and Phil,
Do you remember us - Lynette and Marc- parents of Ava who we adopted in August. We traveled with Kim and Rudd. I saw your post on FCC-SD and was thrilled to find out you're going to Nanchang!! Somehow I missed your referral announcement.

For some cheap eats in Nanchang go to the Chinese restaurant in the Jiangxi Hotel (NOT the Buffet but the restaurant beyond that). We enjoyed their spicy eggplant, dumplings and noodles. We ate our fill with 2 beers and our bill was never over $15.00. You do have to order rice though - it doesn't come automatically like in the U.S. The babies enjoy the steamed egg custard also.


At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Aimee and Phil,
It looks like you are having so much fun! I have loved looking at the photos you have posted and of course have enjoyed reading your entries. I can't wait until your group arrives tomorrow. Four us, that was a fun day! I wish all of you a great time getting to know each other tomorrow and a speedy and safe flight to Nanchang on Sunday.

We are thinking of you and sending all of our best wishes to you and your group. We can't wait to see and hear more!


At 5:01 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Hi there....I've been following your blog from CCAI chasers. Great to hear you are doing well! So close to getting Emma!

I wanted to let you know I used to live in Hong Kong. Best shopping is at Stanley market on the Hong Kong side. That's where you'll find your bargains. Good luck and blessings! Can't wait to see photos of you with Emma.


At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Larry said...

Looks like a fun time is being had! You will see that I have linked to your photos rather than trying to download them one by one. If you have difficulty posting to your blog from Nanchang, feel free to send the photos to me and I will post them on your Red Thread Kids site.

Have a GREAT time -- Emma is almost here!!! :-)



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