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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More Hong Kong Talk

I've been down in the dumps lately (so bad you wouldn't believe) so I've decided to try to forget about my troubles, if only for a moment, by talking more about my trip to Hong Kong.

What did I do in Hong Kong besides walk endlessly through the streets in order to reach my destinations?

We did do a bit of sightseeing, but honestly, as I'm very weird, I'm not the type to care for sightseeing (I really don't care for traveling either). But since I was there I figured I might as well. That's what tourists do, right? Beyond seeing all the stores, restaurants and dark, dirty, damp, scary back alleys, we visited a few of the simple tourist traps.

We're here!
The first place we stopped by was the Avenue of Stars. It's basically like Hollywood's Walk of Fame, except it's by a harbor. You can see Hong Kong island from the place and I'm sure it's quite beautiful...when it's not rainy,  cloudy, or foggy. Not much to do there. Very much the definition of sight see. You just see the sight. And that's it. There were a few stores readily available to take your money, but I certainly didn't feel like visiting them. It didn't look like anyone bothered to visit the stores, but I'm sure some (touristy type) people care about buying...that stuff. So yeah...walked around, looked at stars on the floor with the names of...stars, and gazed at some of their statues and monuments.

Look! That's Hong Kong island behind Bruce Lee--either that or a humpback whale.

All three of us forgot to turn off the stupid flash.
The other place we went to was the Museum of Science. I've been to the museum of natural history a long time ago (and don't remember anything) but I've very rarely visited museums in my life time. I thought it'd be interesting to see what a Hong Kong museum was like, but I was sorely disappointed. Okay, I did enjoy it a bit, but overall, I was expecting something more...grand. Perhaps I went to the wrong museum, or perhaps museums aren't HK's specialty, but whatever it was, it just seemed a little too basic for me. Also, I've noticed lots of schools doing field trips to the I guess it was designed to cater more toward school kids in their undying thirst for knowledge. It did seem like a fun place to take kids. The highlight of the experience would have to be the mirrors. I really liked the visual effects that they've made with the mirrors. It was really cool to see what can be done by just manipulating the positions of mirrors.

Are pictures allowed in here? Well...too late.
I'm not sure if we went to other places (my memory is a blur by now), but I'll dive into my next subject at a later time.