So back to my recap of our 12 months overseas…
Our final stop before France was hazy Hong Kong where the heat and humidity really hit us.
We had made our hotel booking on the internet and had the printout of our receipt with us which was just as well, because for some reason the hotel had no record of the booking! So whether it was because of the mix-up, or because we mentioned we were on our honeymoon, or just a lack of standard rooms, we were privileged to be upgraded to the Executive floor… and took full advantage of the extra benefits: especially “happy hour” in the Skylounge – free savouries and drinks from 6 to 8pm in lovely surroundings with a view of Victoria Harbour, a perfect way to relax after busy days sightseeing.
Hotel Jen is situated in the older part of the city which was one of the reasons we chose this hotel – to experience a bit of the “real” Hong Kong.
It was easy to get around on Hong Kong Island using the old double decker trams which have been running for 100 years… cheap and fun.
We were on the lookout for some things we needed for our house in France but most of the shops seemed to be expensive brand stores. We did find some good pots and pans (oh dear, more luggage!), managed to secure an iPod station for a good price when searching for a replacement computer battery, and lashed out on a Pentax SLR camera… so lots more photos were taken now that we each had a camera!
(I’m still weeding through the 500 odd photos we took in Hong Kong… shame I can’t put them all up!)