Returned Sunday afternoon from four days and three nights in Hong Kong. The purpose of the trip was to meet a group of Xangans who were visiting from Los Angeles, Vancouver, Jakarta, and Singapore. Our own mini Xanga meetup, I guess.
The city was lit up with holiday displays, as spectacular as ever, if not more so. The weather was moderate for the first few days, but took on a damp chill near the end of my stay. It made for a pleasant break from the warm weather we have had in Bangkok.
Different people were available on different days, as many had other friends and family members to visit while in Hong Kong. Nonetheless, there were plenty of fun activities.
We rode many different modes of transportation, including the gondolas on Lantau Island.
After soaring to new heights, we visited the Po Lin monastery and had a vegetarian lunch.
We had the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of Chinese tea while dodging some rain.
We found ourselves in crowds, waiting to eat at popular places.
We tried intriguing and tasty foods.
And, of course, we took lots of pictures of the food – even things as mundane as dinner rolls! More details in the coming days.