23 Apr 2009
Hong Kong, China; Cruise Day 87
After two days, I feel that Hong Kong is still one of the greatest cities in the world. I could still easily live here.
We got off to a bit of a shaky start this morning, though. In order to show Allyn some of the sites, I had arranged for a guide to take us around. Unfortunately, he did not speak English and admitted that he was not a guide. I had to tell him where to take us.
Upon return to the ship, I was told that I asked for a car and a driver, and that is different than a guide. We’ll get things sorted out tomorrow.
Victoria Peak is on every tour guide’s list. The problem is that most of the time it is too hazy to see Hong Kong. We stopped half way up for a nice view.
We also stopped at the Kwum Yam Buddhist Shrine at Repulse Bay for a fun photo op.
This afternoon was a return trip to Peter So – British Tailors, for Allyn's fitting. She is still doing her best to pay for our trip with the savings from her purchases.
The highlight, though, was dinner with our new friends from Milwaukee, David and Judy. We spent three and a half hours together, and it flew by like it was minutes.
We all agreed that it was the finest Chinese meal that we have ever had. The restaurant is called Hutong. Besides great food and great company, the service was impeccable.
It would be hard to find a restaurant with a better view. It is on top of a building, looking right out over the Harbour to Hong Kong.