Hong Kong Phooey: Day 2 Sai Kung
So after a lovely day traveling allover Hong Kong and all it's glory, we took a day trip outside of the main city to a small seashore town called Sai Kung.
Before this, though, Geoff and I decided to walk a bit to this nearby bakery while Ricky wanted to stay in the hotel. We just picked up a few baked goods - I can't remember what it was, but I remember it was pretty tasty.
Later, we then met up with Ricky's Aunt and Uncle again, along with a friend of theirs for lunch, then took a bus to Sai Kung. I forget how long it took - an hour or so? I don't know, because I passed out on the way there - like I normally do on long trips because I'm like a baby who falls asleep instantly to the vibrations of a car trip. So I nap a lot. You know what else naps a lot? Tortoises. And they live forever. I'm going to live forever, unlike you nap-hating swines.
We get to this seaside town and take a boat trip to a small island across the way. We climbed up the top of the hill and down the other side to see this rocky beach and beautiful views. We also ran into a lot of students who go to the International School in Hong Kong. It was really cool to see blonde haired / blue eyed children speaking fluent Cantonese, and Asian children speaking English with such eloquence. Meanwhile, here I am stumbling around trying to walk and eat my chocolate croissant without falling. C'est La Vie, eh?
After our venture on the rocky beach, we headed back into the town and had our dinner. Everything on the menu was seafood. It was really fresh tasting seafood, since we saw the fisherman bring in their catch of the day on the boats below. It was pretty cool. I did, of course once again, cry, when I saw the marine life swimming in their tanks because Ricky's Aunt pointed to a couple of them, and that meant we were going to eat them. Sigh.
Oh, then this other lady came by and started pouring shots to everyone at our table, except for me, I politely declined as I don't drink. However, apparently this alcohol is supposed to be super expensive? I looked it up: Moutai. They just kept taking shot after shot of it. I worried for Ricky and Geoff, because the next day we were planning on doing the Big Buddha, and we needed to get up early. If they made me miss that, oh there would have been hell to pay. Thankfully the alcohol didn't effect them as bad, despite the 10-11 shots they took.
Once dinner was done, we said our goodbyes to Ricky's Aunt and Uncle's friend, and took the bus back home. We got off the bus, and walked our way back to our hotel so that we could get to bed and go see the Big Buddha the next day.
Check out Day 3: I Like Big Buddha's and I cannot lie, which will be out soon. I think.
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