Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hong Kong Highlights

Victoria Peak

We had a fun time while we were in Hong Kong.  When we arrived, we headed with all of our bags (16 in all - 9 checked and 7 carry ons) to the DisneyLand Hollywood Hotel.  Of course, it was about 6:30 in the morning so our room wasn't ready, but we were able to drop the bags off (thank goodness) and eat at Chef Mickey's.  For those of you who have been to Chef Mickey's in Florida, it isn't the same because there are no characters, but the kids did get their first experience with Asian breakfast buffets which includes everything from our normal breakfast foods to what we would think to get at for dinner at an Asian restaurant. 

We then headed out for Victoria Peak where we had our first experience with our kids pictures being taken by strangers - Cara's blue eyes are very popular and we had people taking their pictures while we were but some would ask to have their picture taken with the kids and for either Chris or I to take the picture. 

We then went to the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Center because Cade is planning our trips over here based on tall buildings in Asia.  Of course, now Cade is comparing all elevators to the elevator that took us to the 100th floor in less than sixty seconds.  Needless to say, the elevator at our apartment to get only to the 26th floor takes more than sixty seconds.  We were very lucky with the weather in Hong Kong because it wasn't raining and it wasn't very hazy which is definitely not the norm for Hong Kong.

Day two we went to Disney.  It isn't the same as Disney World, but we had a great time.  The weather again was nice, but a little cool.  Cara and Cade both loved Space Mountain and we all had fun at the new Toy Story Land that had just opened up. 

Day three we went to the Hong Kong Zoological Gardens and went for a ride on the ferry.  We had plans to see the light show that night, but it started raining and we were all a little tired.  So, that is on our list when we go back.

Hong Kong is a great city!  We can't wait to go back.  I highly recommend it to anyone coming over this way.  I know we will be going there at least once more if not twice. 

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