We arrived in Hong Hong at 4:30am, intending to catch the train to HK Island where our accommodation was. Turns out the train is more expensive than a taxi, so we bundled into a maxi-cab and were at the hotel by 6:30am. Expecting to drop bags and come back later in the day we were amazed when they allowed us to check in immediately, so we headed for our rooms and slept for the next few hours.
We then wandered the back streets of the area we were staying, among dried fish and sea slugs, then antiques all manor of things. We caught the star ferry across to Nathan Road, had a look around for a while, then back to the hotel. We only spotted minor evidence of the recent riots in HK – some repairs being done to a Metro station and lots of graffiti on the road and on signposts. One of the silly highlights was a section of a shopping mall with dozens of kids clothing shops. Gucci Kids, Young Versace, etc. Some people clearly have too much money.
For dinner we walked up to Hollywood street, a really interesting area with lots of restaurants, and had New York style pizza – but we didn’t get the big 24″ one.