Messner On Tour
A 2 day stopover in Hong Kong with a stinking cold. This place is dangerous for the budget traveller - not just because accommodation is so expensive (unless you opt for a 4 quid a night hovel like me) but the shopping is pretty damn good as well. Apart from that, Hong Kong is the manic place you would expect - with the nice touches of rural areas you wouldn't expect, a lovely view of the city lit up of an evening, and the most active OAP's you will ever see. Some do tai chi - but I saw some 60 odd year olds having a kick around with a football, some of them with the touch of a midwife. Good lads! I also went to a palm and head reader - I am the biggest skeptic in the world about this - so I put 4 pounds in her hand and implicitley said "C'mon luv, convince me". What did I get?: * She told me to remove the mole under my eye and one on my nose (bad luck apparently) plus 3 close together ones next to my eye (they are bad for my love life). Would you believe she even had the ointment to do it at a small fee?! * 2006 may or may not be a bad year - be on my guard for those 365 days. * I'm going to have a bad immune system in the future. Oh my AIDS. Cheers duck..... Farewell China (kind of) again..... I'm off down under!