I was excited to visit Hong Kong, and decided the best option was to stick with friends that had been there before. Thus, I ended up with a large group of friends. We took the train to the Ladies Market, blocks of shops set up on the street. I bargained with a few sales women, and ended up with some fun gifts for my sisters.
Next, we went to a Computer Center, full of discounted technical equipment. My dance captain was searching for a new camera, and I needed a hard drive. We were both successful, and ended up running into some friends from the ice cast.
We hopped back on the train to go towards the harbor. We stopped in some stores along the way, and then enjoyed some lovely views on the water. We soon found ourselves on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong’s version of Hollywood Boulevard. I had never heard of most of the stars, but I did enjoy the statue of Bruce Lee.
Shortly after our stroll down the Avenue of Stars, my group split into smaller bunches to find food and a good spot from which to watch the Symphony of Lights on the water. I ended up sitting in a window seat in the Hotel Intercontinental (I know, I’m such a tourist), and sipping on a Whiskey Sour while watching the light show. There was a live band performing in the hotel, so I was quite content!
After leaving the hotel, we ran into some other friends from the ship. We found a nice outdoor bar and enjoyed another beverage in good company. It was great to spend the day with so many friends, and I loved all that I saw of Hong Kong. I hope to spend more time there in the future!