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Hong Kong

Lazy day


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I woke up at 0600 after 8h solid sleep. With the gloomy weather, my plan to go for a hike on Lamma Island was scrapped. That meant I could do everything in slow motion today and didn’t leave the room till around 1000. Actually there isn’t much point going out early here as very little (apart from food) is open early.

The weather was cool and lovely with a hint of humidity to keep the skin nice. The morning wat turns spent shopping: Apple Store to get a watch strap for a friend, then Uniqlo to check out their range (the items I wanted were cheaper on promo on their Malaysian website but the HK store had better choices of colour).

Aft er a simple lunch of charsiew rice (not as good as my suburban foodcourt in Northcote), I had a 1h05min massage for HKD165 in Wan Chai at my “regular” place. It was very hard but that was partly my fault. My left side appeared to be very knotted up and hurt rather badly when she worked on it but not so much my right side.

The rain had started when I came out from my massage. I did very little for the rest of the day except for getting dinner. I had a wonton noodle soup, choy sam with oyster sauce and then tofu jelly with almond.

It was nice to be back in Hong Kong after a relatively long absence. It was also nice to do very little and enjoy the fast-moving city at my own leisurely pace!

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Back to Hong Kong after a long absence


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In Hong Kong, we were lucky to pull into a gate very near to immigration. I do dislike the airports multiple escalators to get down/up the trains that take you to/from the gates. Immigration queue was long but fast-moving.

I took the A11 bus to Causeway Bay [Causeway-Bay-travel-guide-1339866] and hopped off for my short walk to the Butterfly on Morrison hotel. It was extremely muggy even though it wasn’t hot.

It was a very nice place with nice touches like a free wifi modem with unlimited data, a free cellphone loaded with guides and free unlimited data again. Those two options are great when roaming around the city and are additional to the free wifi in the room!

It had been a long time since I had done a daylight longhaul flight. It had been a long day. I retired around 2200.

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