We arrived safely in Hong Kong yesterday. Its soooo different to what weve been used to the past 3 months, very modern, clean and busy. The skyscrapers are massive and there are soooo many shops its untrue, unfortunately its very expensive though so we wont be buying that much! Bought myslef an ipod today though, electronics are a lot cheaper over here as you dont have to pay any tax. We are on the hunt for some football boots for Garry but so far no luck.
We flew from Hanoi to Bangkok on Thursday, got there late in the evening and checked into our hotel at the airport. We were pleasantly surprised as we were staying at the cheapest one we could find but it looked brand new! The bed was massive and the pillows were lovely and fluffy :) Sounds like a silly thing to say but you really appreciate stuff like that when most of the places we haved stayed at have had rock hard beds and lumpy pillows :)Â On the friday we flew from Bangkok to Macau, had a few issues at the airport there trying to find a bus to the Macau ferry and get ourÂ luggage at the same time, bit of a nightmare!!! Then we got the ferry to Hong Kong and a taxi to our hostel. Our hostel is clean butÂ basically a box room.Â We haveÂ aircon behind the curtainÂ that theyve cut awayÂ hehe its funny seeing as this is the place where we have spent the mostÂ money for accommodation. They have a bargain supermarket across the road from us thoughÂ so we are having jam sandwiches for lunch and breakfast hehe eating out here is crazily expensive so we are just making up packed lunches :)Â
Today we went up 'The Peak' Highest point in Hong KOng and got some great photosÂ of the skyline and the mountains. We went shopping for socks :) to go with our new trainers. Tonight Garry is going to the cinema to see spiderman 3 with 2Â irishÂ girls we met in Vietnam, turns out we are inÂ the room next door to them in this hostel! Tomorrow we are heading to Hong Kong Park and Botanical Gardens but it all depends on the weather as its been raining on and off since weve got here. On Monday we head to Disneyland and then on Tuesday evening we fly to OZ! So the next update from us will be from there :)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â