December 15, 2008

Back in Hong Kong

So, after our time in Manila and on the beach, we were back on the streets of Hong Kong. This truly is an amazing city – and a great place to shop!

This time we did not have a tour guide. We met our friend Matt for a drink when we got into the city. (We had to abandon our original plan to meet him for dinner when our Cebu Pacific flight was delayed.) Then we spent the next two days exploring the city alone. After our busy travel schedule, we were both getting tired and decided that our last few days in Asia should be a little bit more leisurely than our previous weekend here.

We explored the shops in Admiralty Center and Pacific Place, then headed to Central to browse more shops there. From time to time we stopped for a snack or coffee, but mostly we just shopped! I had always heard that shopping in Hong Kong was spectacular – it is! And the food is excellent as well. It is truly a global city and the cuisine reflects this cultural diversity.

And we ended our trip to Asia where we began – in Lan Kwai Fong for a drink. On our last night we headed back to the vibrant streets of this cool neighborhood. We walked around, looking at the people out enjoying the evening. We found a small cafe I had read about in Lonely Planet, sat down at a table with a view of the street, and ordered some food and wine.

During our two and a half weeks of travel we have been lucky to have been able to see and experience so many different things. It's been an amazing experience! In a way I am sad to see this trip come to an end. But, I do miss San Francisco, our home. I feel very fortunate to have been able to have this experience and share it with the most important person in my life, my husband.

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