Thursday, May 8, 2008

Asia VI: Final Days

Hong Kong Skyline at night

We spent the last two days of our trip back in Hong Kong. Usually by the end of a 2 week vacation I am starting to think of home and ready take the pace down a notch. But our last two days in Hong Kong were actually tremendously fun. This was thanks in part to our discovery of the Temple Street Night Market, or rather, the awesome food at the night market. Fried fish, spicy clams, clay pot rice, roast duck, fried squid, cold beer.... it was awesome. We ate there two nights in a row.

Our other excellent experience was going to Happy Valley Racecourse. Oddly enough, Hong Kong has a racetrack right in the middle of the city, surrounded by skyscrapers and all. We went to the mid-week evening race and it turned out to be $1 admission night (about 12 cents US). It was a ton of fun, even though our horses lost.

The optimistically named Happy Valley Racecourse

I think this will be the first of many trips to Asia for me. This adventure really opened my eyes to this side of the world and the delights in traveling there. Dr Kiang says that next time I need to get myself to the mainland, so that is a goal for the not-too-distant future.

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