That was only half of it. It’s also super hot and super humid.
Maybe it’s because in
We had probably the smallest hostel room I have ever seen. It was about 11’X9’, with two beds and a shower/bathroom, in which, if you sat on the toilet and looked up, there was the shower head. Yay! Also, the room lacked windows…not exactly a good room for a claustrophobic person. But there was A/C. And as soon as you stepped out of the building, there were tons of street vendors pushing their goods on us.
On Thursday, we went to the
Then after we got all that important stuff done, we decided to visit the beaches. We swam in
After the beaches, we decided to make it up to
The view from
On Friday, we picked up our newly approved, wonderful, and (most importantly) legal resident’s working visas. We visited
Before going to
Anyways, from Kawloon, we were able to view the light show that the buildings on
On Saturday, we spent all day at Hong Kong Disneyland. It was much cheaper than the ones in the states (only about $50 US dollars). It was interesting to see the culture differences, for instance, there was basically only one rollercoaster ride (
On Sunday, we went up to see the Big Buddha. It’s the largest sitting Buddha in the world, or so they claim. And yes, it’s a LARGE Buddha. We took the lifts up there and were able to view more of the countryside. It truly is a beautiful place.
Random item of note: At the gift shops near the monastery of the big Buddha site, they were playing a Simon and Garfunkle song. The influence of the Western World is everywhere. Mostly in music, I’ve noticed. ^_^
Another random side note: We ate at a Pizza Hut in
Our plane was delayed an hour in HK because of a typhoon coming in to