So I got on the bus after the experiencing the greatness that is Sky 100.
I think it would be awesome to be there as the sun sets and night crawls in. There was a sign signaling when sunset would be. That's definitely an idea for next time (if that ever happens).
|So yes, back on the bus to finish the blue route.|
|I see it's not just rednecks who keep their Christmas lights up all year long.|
|Korean Chuseok coincided with China day.|
All along Nathan Road, you could see these signs celebrating 68 years of China's rule.
|Fewer people. That's cool.|
I got off at Langham Place (stop 12) to find Mong Kok and the other shopping areas. I was looking for souvenirs and street food.
|Real authentic coconut water--from a coconut!|
|For 20 HKD ($2.56 USD). That was refreshing.|
|The coconut vendor.|
|The egg waffles! I've been looking for you for ages!|
|Like the waffle makers in American hotels, just messier.|
|You have to go in, pay, take a receipt, and wait in another line to get your waffle.|
|Here it comes, here it comes.|
|It was ok, not amazing. Glad I tried it though.|
|Next: stinky tofu!|
True, it did stink; but it tasted like regular tofu--kinda bland.
Mine was steaming hot, so I guess I burned my tongue a bit and couldn't really taste it.
Still worth trying. This was 10 HKD (1.28 USD).
|Best with the "Dried Plum Sauce."|
I'm going to assume that "v" was supposed to be an "r."
There were 2 other sauces to try, a sweet sauce and mustard (I think, didn't get to that one). I understood why this "dried plum sauce" bottle was almost empty.
Sheesh, I should've gotten a second stinky tofu. Next time.
|The stinky tofu vendor.|
|Wanna buy goldfish? Or any other kind of pet fish?|
|Back to the clock tower at the harbor.|
|Wow, Hong Kong has some really nice lights.|
|I decided to wait for the Symphony of Lights show here.|
|What do you know, a junk boat right here!|
|A blue junk boat?|
|A stolen moment from the Symphony of Lights show.|
Shew, I had no idea how popular this show was. Ok, so it is the longest-running sound and lights show in the world--and it's free. Then again, this was a major holiday weekend in China, but most of the tourists there were not Chinese.
Oh wait, this is Hong Kong. Silly me, I forgot.
I don't know all the Chinese languages (only heard of Mandarin & Cantonese), but other than those and English, the foreign language I heard most often was German. Even when I road a boat the next day, there were 5 other people with me--all German!
That was very interesting.
Anyway, I got a pretty good "seat" (on a handrail) of the show. Now I can say I've seen it. I can also say I'm glad it was free.
Well, this was a nice long day. Time to use my free return ticket on the ferry back to Hong Kong Island, and back to my hostel.
|The ferry ride back at night.|
|Sky 100 at night.|
|I'm sorry none of my night pictures were sharp enough. Please forgive me.|
|The footbridge back to the city center.|
|I've never seen a backpack like that before.|
|Aww, my favorite alarm clock on my bed.|
Well, for tomorrow, the green route (Aberdeen & Stanley Tour), and random trip up to Hong Kong/Shenzhen, China border (me and borders, what can I say?).