Today we were up early to get our emergency VISAs for mainland China.
Next, off to Repulse Bay to see Jim’s old home and school.
- CTS – China VISA HK$1600 each
- No breakfast
- Repulse Bay (260 bus)
- Walk on the beach, touch the South China Sea
- Hike up the hill side to Jim’s old international primary school
- Visit with the current Pastor
- Catch the 26 bus back to Central HK
- Lunch at Fat Angelo’s (heck, the bus stopped there)
- Salad, huge rolls, broccoli and cheese, and Pizza
- Watch (Jim found a watch a few days ago and has been shopping for the best deal on it all over Kowloon and HK. Today was the day to purchase it. The shop in Times Square couldn’t find the manual, then a few of the watches didn’t work with every function. 2 year international warranty included.)
- The Peak – you have to go there if you’re visiting HK.
- Back to Kowloon to CTS – VISAs approved!
- Search for Tea Cups on Nathan St – there is an large assortment of options. Some junk, some too expensive.
- Gunga din’s Indian Dinner – This is a basement in a building in Soho that we stumbled onto. We were the first diners, so it was scary. The place filled up as we were eating. My mixed Tandoori was FANTASTIC food with the King Prawn. Highly recommended.
- Jazz club – after diner, strolling just a few steps from Gunga din’s in soho was a jazz club. If you know Jim, you understand. We spent the next 2+ hours listening to improv jams and getting to know the club, management, and musicians. Good folks struggling with a club that has been opened 8 months or so.
Today we traveled between Kowloon, HK, Repulse Bay, HK, Peak, Kowloon, HK, Kowloon – we’re getting good at the MTR and buses. We could have been more efficient by using the CTS in HK, I guess.