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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day 5 in Hong Kong

I just want to start by saying there are no gels in the world that can keep my hair from frizzing in this Hong Kong humidity! I look fluffy.

Today I went to Star Ferry. Usually when I come to Hong Kong it's for a toy convention and I take this Ferry to the other side to the convention center, but none this trip. In this link, I learned the following "A crossing of Victoria Harbour on a Star Ferry has been named by the National Geographic of Traveler as one of the "fifty places of a lifetime"." Well isn't that cool? I've been to a lifetime landmark today! Visit the link for a much better photo but here's mine.

I bought a People and Time magazine from a vendor at Star Ferry - comforts of home! This is actually the only place I know of to get a current copy of People. Yes I did come down here just for this - oh! and husband requested photos of Chinese boats so here is a cool one.

I swear I saw a tiny pirate ship with a red flag on the front and back but it was so far away I could not crop close enough to identify it from the water. It's really foggy today.

Here is a photo of a tree. The significance is that it's a very old tree and in a city of concrete, trees are considered precious and great care is taken to build around them.

I went to see a movie - X-Men 4. It was awesome - yes it was in English with Chinese subtitles. I've always wanted to see a movie in Hong Kong. I got directed to my seat by an usher with a flashlight - how cool is that!?!

I'm back at the hotel winding down, packing, preparing for trip to Vietnam tomorrow. Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. Here is my hero, I love this women and my baby seems to really like her as well!

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