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Hong Kong and China

A Week in Hong Kong and China
he week in Hong Kong and China flew by really quickly. We spent the first 2 days in Hong Kong, went to China for 3, and came back for 2 more days before we flew back to Tokyo.

We stayed with some family friends, who were nice enough to show us around the area. I think the one thing that Thomas and I couldn’t get over was how cheap the food was. To put it into perspective, we went dim sum (or yum cha) and spent only $15 US. This is getting food for 4 people, where in the states $15 only gets you at most 4 little dishes. I think it would be very easy to overeat here, especially with the food so good.

So other then eating, we did some site-seeing, saw the Dark Knight, took a ferry across the harbor and went up to Victoria’s peak. This is the highest point/area in Hong Kong and it overlooks the ocean and the city. We went up at night so we saw the sun set and got a gorgeous view of the city and it’s lights. They even have a “light” show each night. Not bad for 5-10 minutes, but it gets old very quickly. Just blink a lot and it looks the same. Haha.

The next day we went to China to visit Thomas’ family. We spent most of the time with the family and made a few trips out to see some of the “tourist” sites. One of them was the weaving of the palm trees into various art pieces.
We came back to Hong Kong after 3 days in China and did some shopping. We also met up with my family from Florida. Then we flew back to Tokyo.

This entry is rather short, but we spent most of the time catching up on our rest and hanging out with family and friends with not too much site-seeing. Perhaps, there will be another trip somewhere in the future.

Posted by kalara 18:14

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That's what's important about your HK trip....quality family time! I mean, how often do we get to see our relatives over seas? As Asain Americans I personally feel it's crucial to keep in touch with our roots, our ancestoral cultures and countries. Nice.

by tappy feet

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