Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hong Kong- Day 1& 2 (downtown)

We returned this week from 5 wonderful days in Hong Kong! All of us loved it! Our flight into HKG landed in the wee hours of the morning, so we paid the hotel for another day just to be able to crawl into a bed for a few hours before touring around. And of course, the only room available so early in the day was the penthouse, the most expensive room... go figure. But we thoroughly enjoyed our room, it was 2 floors with a spiral staircase to the bedroom. Our view was spectacular, so much so that we slept with the blinds open all night just to look out the windowed whole wall any time throughout the night when we woke up. For my pregnant, didn't-have-my-body-pillow-self, that was several views during the night.
(above: left- Chris & Ceiba at the zoo, right- daytime view from our room)
(below: Ceiba's reaction to Chris telling her to look like she's falling out the window)
Once we got up, we ventured down the hill to the Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Gardens, where we tooled around for a nice, brisk afternoon. The temperatures were in the 60s, with mist on and off the first 2 days, while we were in the city on Hong Kong Island, near the Central MTR stop. We all slept well from having almost a week of cool, clean air to breath (a luxury we do NOT experience at home in Dhaka).

I'll break up Hong Kong Island from our days at Disney, as there are lots of photos to upload. I'm behind on postings, so should have several posts to put up this week, if the upload speed cooperates.
(above: l to r : Causeway Bay shopping and tram toy shop)
(below: left- Causeway Bay, right- night view from our room)
(above: Peak Tram, Ceiba enjoying cocoa at the top of the tram, Mama/Ceiba celebrating baby's year of the rabbit)
(below: Chris & Ceiba at top of Peak, Peak view of port, Mama & Ceiba looking around)
 (above: all at Victoria Peak top)
(below: Victoria Peak, our night view, Times Square mall)

Pics of Disney to come!!


  1. AMAZING! (as usual) And, as usual, I'm jealous (and planning my next trip)

  2. What an amazing trip!! Glad Ceiba got to do Disney and see the sights.