What a contrast – from Australia’s vast national parks to the bright lights of Hong Kong Island, where I’m staying with my friend Faye for a few days. Yesterday I wandered around the Soho, Sheung Wan and Central areas, taking in streetscapes and enjoying spectacular views of the city from some very high buildings:
Then I took the Star Ferry to Kowloon in time to watch the city light up gloriously at sunset:
Today I took another ferry trip to Cheung Chau Island, one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands:
I hired a bicycle (no gears and a very loud bell) and spent the day wobbling around the island. I finished my trip with tea, sushi and cake at a lovely Japanese teahouse where the owner took photos of me drinking her tea and presented me with some line drawings of Windsor Castle.