Travels with Elizabeth

Adventures Around the World

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HKG Museum of History

Cannot believe this is our last day to explore this fascinating country.  My knee still hurts, but it’s better when I walk.  I don’t think my sinuses are ever going to unplug.  (Whine, whine!)  Weather was overcast, but again not raining, despite the T1 typhoon warnings of last night.

After another breakfast in the Executive Lounge (it’s going to be hard to give up my two croissants every morning…) we headed out for the Hong Kong Museum of History.  We took the subway to the Tsim Sha Tsui station and walked along Cameron Street.  Another small-store shopping street, but a little more trendy and less “Chinese.”  We took what seemed like a quarter mile pedestrian overpass that nicely dumped us right in front of the Science Museum and the History Museum.  Here are some of the sights along the way.

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Hong Kong – Night Lights

We slept in a little this morning before leaving for the Shanghai airport to fly to Hong Kong.  Pam and Sandra went shopping – man, they are energetic!  We used to the time to repack and get a little organized.  We all met Rocky at 11:30 for the ride to the airport.  Got there in jig time, but took forever at the ticket counter, as line was miles long.  Going through security, Pam was stopped with fingernail polish in her carry-on.   Even though less than 2 oz I guess this is a no-no.  She elected to have them retrieve her checked bag, rather than throw it out.  Our flight ended up being delayed and so she had no problem getting there in time.  We didn’t land in Hong Kong until 4:30.

William was our Hong Kong guide.  The van (more like a small bus) ride ended up being another traffic jam nightmare.  Apparently, a neon sign was going up on a high-rise building in downtown Hong Kong when the workmen dropped one end.  The police then cordoned off the street, which just happens to be the main thoroughfare into town and where we have to go.  We arrived at the Kowloon Shangri-La around 7:00.  Two and a half hours!

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