Saturday, February 18, 2006

Last Day in Hong Kong

Last Day in Hong Kong
Originally uploaded by aimeenance.

Click on photo above to see the rest of our last day in Hong Kong. Well today was our tour. It was real nice. We went up to Victoria Peak this morning, it was super cold!! We really didn't get to see that much as it was real overcast. From there we went to Aberdeen Fishing village. We took a small boat tour. It was real neat to see the house boats that people live on. Then we went to a jewelry factory. We ended up buying a jade pendant for both girls. They're purple jade pendants with the longevity symbol in the middle made out of gold. Then it was off to the stanley market. To be honest we're tired of "haggling" for gifts and didn't buy anything. Last but not least was lunch. We had an authentic Dim Sum lunch. I was pretty nervous about lunch. I have already moved on to the Pepto Bismol diet as my lunch yesterday did not agree with me. With an anxious belly and nothing but Pepto I wasn't sure about Dim Sum. But to our surprise it was so good!! We really loved the dumplings. We both ate like we hadn't eaten in weeks. Then after lunch it was free time. We went to the Hong Kong history museum...just so so. About 5pm we finally met up with Mark and Stacey Teague. We have "known" them through one of the yahoo groups for almost a year. We and the Teague's went out to dinner. TGI Friday. I know, I know...come all the way to Hong Kong and eat at TGI Friday's. It was soooo good. And oh ya...they do have salsa in China. So some interesting things we got out of our tour. The average size of the apartment that people live in is about 500 square feet. Families of up to 8 live in these apartments. Hong Kong is so dense that cemetaries are rare. For 70,000 US dollars (yes US) one can be burried. You are burried vertical in the ground not horizontal. And for about 14,000 US Dollars you can be burried but only for 10 years. Then after 10 years you are dug up and cremated. Why only 10 years....cause someone else needs that space. Crazy! We have truely enjoyed Hong Kong but are sooo ready to leave. This is our last night just the two of us. To help with our sleep Stacey gave us each an Ambien!! We hope you are enjoying our blog and please feel free to email us! Still can't believe we get Emma tomorrow. None of this feels real at all. We have to be ready to board the plane to Nanchang tomorrow by 8:30. We still have no idea exactly when we will get Emma. We know it will be in the afternoon....I guess when ever the nannies have completed the 2 hour drive to the hotel with the babies.


At 6:51 AM, Blogger Julie said...

You got some great photos! Love the one of all the school kids eating lunch on the steps. Can't wait to see you on Gotcha Day.

At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Stacey said...

I am wishing you nothing but the very best on your Gotcha Day! Can not wait to see pictures.

At 9:12 AM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Can't wait to read the entry for tomorrow!!!

Oh, and very good to know about the salsa. Excellent research. Please let us know if you find any more. :-)

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

Ooo! So excited for you! As I write this it's almost 11am Sunday for you so soon your precious bundle will be in your arms! So very happy for you! Will be checking often for pictures and news!

Blessings! Catheirne


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