For the first part of this exciting two part feature go be sure to visit Hong Kong 2009
The next day we went sightseeing, taking a trip to the big Buddha via the cable car.
We then went to a little fishing village, which is quite an amazing contrast to how the other side of Hong Kong looks:
I then walked down the street of the stars, where I found Jackie Chan’s hand print.
The street of the stars is on Kowloon island and gives a great view of Hong Kong Island.
as does the ferry
As my friends were working I had lots of time to wander around by myself; I have always loved to walk aimlessly and sitting down in a cafe watching the world go by.
I even like the markets in Asian countries, (I normally hate markets) and Hong Kong was no exception. Though all the modern department stores seemed to be full of expensive designer labels that only people with a good job in Hong Kong could afford, and out of a backpackers reach (oh that $30,000 jade bracelet was nice though).
One of the things that you notice in Hong Kong is how smartly everybody is dressed, even in the daytime you see people dressed up to the nines.
So is Hong Kong worth a visit?
Absolutely, but it is a tad expensive! So if you are doing it on a backpacking trip it is good if you have friends to stay with (thanks Allan and Peta), and to be selective where you eat and drink; there is no shame on buying your drinks from the 7-11 and drinking them in the streets, on a budget or not.