I thought of resting my mind a bit by exploring the places near the Kimberly Hotel on the first day, but something else was planned for us. A surprise meeting with certain family members of my dad's side. I loved it only the heatstroke got to me, so I might have missed out on certain conversations. Sorry about that!
The next day, we went on a short Hong Kong tour by bus and that afternoon we took the peak tram to Victoria Peak and also visited the sky terrace. The mountain is very steep so at certain places you were almost lying flat on the leaning of the tram, which is pretty tiring for your legs and knees if you have to hold on to something without a leaning. We didn't have a seat, when we went up so I was stretching my arms a lot while holding a pole. Luckily we had seats, when we went back down. The view from the top was amazing! The tour guide was right, going up there at night is the best choice.
The third day, was a day of more heat. The temperature was 33 degrees Celsius with a humidity of 67% (-.- Did I survive that? I can't believe it! *rubs eyes*). The Lantau tour started with a stop at the celebrity movie hand print's lane with a view to the Hong Kong island. There's a statue of Bruce Lee, hand prints of Jet Li and Jackie Chan and other famous Chinese movie stars. I never imaged that Jet Li's hands would be smaller than my mum's. The next stop of the bus was the boat to Lantau island. On this island, we took another bus up the mountain to the top to see the huge Buddha. The Buddha here is the biggest in the world and holds up one hand for blessing and sits on a lotus flower. Up the mountain, we ate a vegetarian meal. It was not as I expected. I've eaten a vegetarian meal of Buddhist monks before, so this wasn't as I imagined it would be like and the weird thing is we ate in the V.I.P. Room. The different preparations of tofu like looking like meat were very nice but other than that the meal was pretty disappointing. The flavours were missing and the corn soup wasn't as rich as I expected... Also how come there was no dessert like fruit or something? I guess I expected too much of it? This sound pretty negative about the food... Don't get me wrong! I'm very thankful for the lunch! I was hungry ^^. Going back to Kowloon, we took the canal bus.
The fourth day, we hanged out with family. I saw more family members of my father's side today. Unfortunately not everyone of them, I didn't see two sons of one of my uncles, another uncle and an aunt. I'm surprised that a few of my nieces and nephews have children who are almost my age... Yes, you're reading that correctly. All my uncles and aunties have children and some of them already have children, who are almost through their adolescence.
The fifth day, we travelled back to Singapore. But before that we tried to find the white mooncakes, usually they are brown. I was surprised to see them on posters and wanted to buy some to try them, but unfortunately we didn't find a shop that sold them. After arriving in Singapore we just went to bed. It was night time and we were tired. Zzzzz...
The whole journey through Hong Kong was alright and the sight-seeing was nice, but I think we have chosen the wrong season to go. So if I ever go to Hong Kong again I'll go when it is cooler. This season was too warm and having headaches from the heat or receive weird red spots around the legs because of the smock isn't attractive to repeat in the future. Luckily those red spots are fading away now - They aren't itchy or painful... They just look scary!