Hong Kong Day 4 (01.06.2012)
Today began with a tram ride to the Statue Square and a walk to the pier whereupon we boarded the Star Ferry at $2 HKD aka 16p this little ride is a bargain and a tourist attraction in its own right. We took the ferry to Kowloon - the biggest of the Hong Kong Islands.
First stop the avenue of stars which is similar to the Hollywood walk of fame (but cleaner and all chinese actors). Next stop the Hong Kong History Museum for a bit of culture. Fact: we signed over Hong Kong sovereignty in 1997. Hard to believe it was still a British colony within our lifetime.
Armed with more knowledge about Hong Kong we took to the streets to explore the markets: Temple Street Market, the Ladies Market and, naturally, the Jade Market... After being accosted by many a market seller and leaving with only some watermelon we then headed to Kowloon Park for a rest and to prepare ourselves for the much (over) hyped 'symphony of lights' aka the laser show.
After a somewhat disappointing spectable of dim lasers and lame music our guide, Coop, who had met us for the "show"(congrats Coop for sitting through that again!) took us for amazing dim sum and then to an amazing bar.. "Ozone" where we supped the most expensive beer I have ever had the pleasure of drinking on the 118th floor - the highest bar in the world - apparently. Incrediable views, smashing toilets, a must..
Having little or no money to buy any more beers and after missing the last ferry back we headed to the MTR (underground), and spent the rest of the night on Coop and Cally's roof top garden which is out of this world! We now have 6 hours to sleep before we head off on a day trip.. Ouch.