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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Guilin – Li River Cruise

After an uninspiring long drive from Guilin, we just barely made it to the ship, literally minutes before it left.  The ship is fairly rough, but we got good seats on the top deck, and they were right next to a small forward open deck where the views were good.  This small deck was far less crowded than the “sun deck” up above.  Of course, still very, very smoggy, or “misty” depending on your perspective, and we could only see the close-in mountains, but still very pretty.

Guilin, Li River, Karst, Mountains

Limestone karsts are beautiful one-of-a-kind formations.

Each bend around the river was prettier than the last.  My pics of the scenery don’t do it justice – all are pretty disappointing because of the “mist”. Continue reading