It was time to finally say goodbye! After 18 days, I now had 14 new friends that I know I will stay in touch with and some even meet up and travel more with! After saying goodbye to everyone it was just britpack that was left! It was sad to say goodbye but again, we knew we would be seeing each other in Koh Phangan so it was fine.. After we put our bags into our new rooms we decided to set out and make the most of the extra few days that we had in Hong Kong. We decided to see the rest of Kowloon Island as we had half a day still so we set off and waded towards the fish market. Now, what would you expect from this? I thought a load of fish you could buy to eat maybe? No. It's a large quantity of shops and stalls with bags of fish (water included!) hanging on a makeshift wall or stand. It was like I was at the fair just there was no ride or game just the prize (that's the fish).. Only in China? Well I tell you what is only in China. That would be pet shops that don't sell bunnies or hamsters but cats and dogs. They are in the windows and cages. Where are the Chinese hamsters??!
Next was the flower market.. No false advertising here. It really was a market full of flowers and orchids and bonsai trees. It smelt amazing though and was so colourful - like something from a postcard. After a stroll through that block we headed of to the bird market.. Yes we were on one with the markets but Kowloon was a market island.. It's making sense now isn't it! Not going to lie, the bird market was not my favourite of the three. It was noisy, smelly and full of men. There is 5 minutes I will never get back..
It was quite nice having the freedom of not having to check with 14 other people what to do and go an see. I had missed having that flexibility so we walked back to the harbour to see the central island in all it's glory. Well that's awkward.. It's just a load of office buildings in the day and this place really does come alive at night. It's been like that throughout China I have found which is I guess what you would expect but I took plenty of pictures just because I was in Hong Kong and I could?!
Nearly died a few times, nothing major just keep looking the wrong way on the roads.. the signs aren't in English so how am I to know what way to look?! Anyway, good news - didn't die :) and then spent the evening being super productive booking hostels and cooking lessons for Thailand. Too excited for life right now!!