|Rain in Mui Wo|
Thursday Paul and I head over to Lantau to await the arrival of Katie and Steve and just as luck would have it, the rain held until the precise moment we stepped off the ferry in Mui Wo. And then it dumped and dumped the likes of rain I hadn't seen in Hong Kong before. And I've been through several typhoons. But we wouldn't let the rain get us down. We found a cozy, although a bit cold, table by the water and sat under the awning marveling at the black rain. We warmed ourselves with hot tea, crab hotpot and tofu pork shrimp bites. It was so good and by the end of our meal the rain was letting up.
If I go on in this much detail about Easter vacay we'll be here all day. Later we picked up Katie and Steve and head back to good ole San Po Kong to put down bags and regroup. We went out to a 6 or so course seafood dinner complete with cheesey lobster (weird, but oh so buttery delicious), then head to Ozone, the highest bar in the world. I'm not going to lie, but Steve and Katie had just gotten off a plane, and Paul and I had been battling a typhoon, so we weren't exactly at our prime, but regardless I (at least I think) looked pretty pulled together. We arrive after like 400 escalators and elevators to the 118th floor only for me to be told that I do not fulfill the dress code and would not be permitted to enter. Chincha!? Apparently no flops allowed at the top. Steve, Katie and Paul went in for a quick look while I let all the staff know how ridiculous it was that they did not have a pair of extra slippers. 'This is an embarrassment to me and my guests.' Some other time.
|Dim Sum at Maxim's|
Then we ventured out into the grey mist for the Peak. The bus drove us directly into the middle of a cloud, so the whole appeal of the Peak was kind of lost. Another mall. We hiked down out of the cloud into Central and explored the zoo and park, then took a my favorite mode of transport, trolley!!, to another bus down to Stanley. All this and it wasn't even dark yet!!
|Temple in Sheung Wan|
|cheese plate in stanley|
Ok I'm tired of typing and must get back to work....