- French Toast
- Victoria Harbor / HK Art Museum
- Zen Chinese dinner
- New Years Fireworks
- Soho Pub
Ok, today was a light day. We headed to the CTS (China Travel Services) to get VISAs for mainland China visits. Turns out all the government offices are closed until Monday for Chinese New Year. We complete the forms and have them checked, but need to take them and passport photos and our passports back on Monday for emergency visa service.
Next is lunch/breakfast – were we find the Perisian – a 5 star hotel. Jim has the grape nuts cereal, crescent, and fresh fruit, I have an omelet and French toast. Yummy. HK$550+ later and we are satiated.
Next we had to the HK Art Museum – it is closed, but the view of the harbor and HK across it is nice. Video to follow. We spend a little time in a local mall, check out the car and driver best cars for 2008- HK version, then decide that a siesta would be a good idea. Jim emails and does a little business, while I sleep a few hours.
Dinner is in Central at a recommended Zen Chinese restaurant. The food is tasty – 1000 year egg and jellyfish appetizers for Jim, Sweet and Sour Pork and Beef Tenderloin with ginseng and onions for both. Service is lacking … which seems to happen for non-Asians more than we’d like. I assume they know we only speak English and are uncomfortable interacting with us, but who knows.
We leave there and head home to watch the fireworks on the roof of our hotel. The fireworks are 22 minutes of non-stop colors. Nice. Video to follow.
Then we decide that a few beverages are needed , so we head to SOHO to a small pub/bar with a large assortment of beers. Some odd beers are drunk – tasty and I found a new "favorite". We wobble home on the train.