Hong Kong, Day 2 and 3

I spent day 2 in Macau. It was rather interesting to see an area that belonged to Portugal until 1999. The Portugese influence is still very strong. I’m dead on my feet, so only a few pictures.

  

St Paul’s burnt down and all that is left is the facade and the stairs. It’s a huge tourist attraction as you can see by the masses of people.

   

Beside St Paul’s is Monte Fort. I found it interesting to see an old canon pointing at modern Macau. Next came the Church of St Dominic. After I arrived back in Hong Kong I stopped at Starbucks and had a cheese and spinach pastry, which was delicious. The Starbucks over here have amazing food from lasagne to red velvet cheese cake. I was dead tired and went to bed pretty early yesterday.

Today started with a leisurely walk at Repulse Bay and then the visit to the Kwum Yam shrine.

  

  

The Longevity Bridge, supposedly every time you cross you add three days to your life. No wonder I walked back and forth a few times;)

  

I met my friend after the beach and combing through Stanley Market. We headed up to Diamond Hill and the Chin Lun nunnery which has a beautiful garden. Afterwards we crossed the harbour into Kowloon and went shopping across various markets. By the time we finished my feet ached, so we sat and looked across the water to the Hong Kong skyline.

Tomorrow we’re off to Shenzen and more shopping;).

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About Tina Christopher

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Posted on March 23, 2012, in blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. My family used to live in Kowloon! And shop in Stanley market. (Probably a few of the others you went to on Kowloon side too.) :¬)

    Glad you seem to be having such a good time!! I’m 100% envious!

    • Wow, how long ago did they live over here? It’s been great fun so far;).

      How are you doing? Hope the final project is coming along;).

      • 2-3 years. Dad got posted there with the army. So much has changed since they were there! (Which you ought to be grateful for because you would not have liked landing at the old airport. Lol.) All the good places the family would recommend are pretty much gone now though. Though of course, the view from Victoria peak ought to still be amazing. :¬D I’d love to visit. I’ve heard so many stories and seen so many pictures!

        Things are going okay here. Just received my final project so I’m doing a buttload of research at the moment. It’s an old Victorian decoupage screen. It’s not what I wanted but it sure is interesting. Actually a little bit exctied about it. Definitely wish I was in Hong Kong instead though!

        Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!!

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