Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shops and Drivers

It's amazing to me how we can go into one small doorway and it opens to a whole new shopping area. You would never know that there were many different shops in a building just from looking at the outside. We are in Kowloon with Hong Kong Island across the bay.

This morning I woke up at 4 with J following quickly around 4:30. We just laid in bed wide awake and talked and giggled until L finally woke up. Once we all took showers we went down to breakfast which was very good but pretty expensive. We will NOT be eating there tomorrow! After that we started to explore. We walked down by the bay, watched the boats, and learned Tai Chi (well, we attempted to learn it!) There were not a lot of people around at 7 or so am. We ended walking down to the end by the ferries and went into the New World center which is just a huge shopping mall. Of course, it was before 10 so nothing was open. After cooling off for a bit we ended up going back to the hotel.

Around 12:30 or so we ended up walking back outside and all the way back to the New World Center. We ate lunch at McD's (yeah - I know, not very adventerous yet!) and looked around abit. L wanted to go to ToysRUs to check out how much a WII would cost. He was surprised that it was actually more than what it would cost in the US. He then looked at the Xbox 360 and saw it was less than it would be in the us.

We came back to the hotel again and took a quick nap and went back out for a bit in the evening. The traffic here cracks me up. I swear that J almost got hit a few times. There doesn't seem to be any type of speed limit here and the cars, taxis and buses zoom by you. We've learned pretty quick to run across the street and pray that you make it. I'm told that this area is pretty tame and nothing compared to mainland China. Hmmm....I'll have to hold J's hand walking across when we get there.

Tomorrow the rest of our group will get in. We have to check out of our room and then check back in. On Saturday we tour Hong Kong and Sunday we fly to Guangzhou so we can finally get Little T on Monday!!!

Sorry no pictures. I'll take more when the group gets here.


Jonni, John & Sofia said...

I am so glad you guys are enjoying yourselves. I hear you on the traffic thing, next time we adopt from China I have to get pics and video of the crazy drivers because I don't think anyone believes me when I tell them how crazy the drivers are over there. Not too much longer and sweet "T" will be in your arms......I can't wait. :)


Anonymous said...


We enjoy your narrative of your
trip. Would love to see some pictures. So glad that you are
having some time to sight see.
Tell L and J that S,R and R said

Love ya


Anonymous said...

Dear Mom. I love you. I hope you are well. I am glad you got to China safe.I will talk to you friday night. Good night.

Love Jordan

Kudo said...

Let the fun begin. Sounds like you have given yourselfs a good amount of time to ajust. Can't wait for Mon. (No TA)


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