Peter and Caroline's Most Excellent Adventure!!!
Well - from the polite and serene capital of Japan to absolute madness!! The food is far better however - Peter can actually eat now. If the Japanese were to open a fast food chain to rival McDonalds instead of the standard "would you like fries with that?" they would have "would you like a raw egg with that?"........nice - not!! Anyway we are in a four star hotel in Kowloon with a bloody swimming pool on the roof - not sure how us lowly backpackers managed to swing that one but hey ho! To be honest it is actually nice to escape from the insanity on the streets below. The humidity is comical and Caroline has had to put up with simply having wavy hair permanently (oh the things we have to put up with - ah well). The neon is ace the city totally transforms at night and there are so many people out to either be seen or make a fast buck - if you want dodgy designer handbags and fake watches here is the place to come. The city here is split totally by altitude, the more money you have the further up in the city you live, it's weird, even in the city the expensive parts of town are connected by walkways so the two classes in the city can go about their lives without even seeing each other! Once you get to hing kong island the island splits again with all the people with money living higher up until you get to the peak, top views, the best view from any MacDonalds in the world is on the peak in hong kong, trust me!