MAY 12TH 3:30 p.m.

Well we managed to travel using their subway this afternoon. Not too hard to use. We got a little confused but figured it out quickly. It is sunny today and very hot and humid. We went to the Ladies Market for more bargain shopping. Ollie says Hong Kong is just a big San Francisco Chinatown. You might as well shop there,the prices are the same. We are resting up for the dinner cruise this evening. It takes us for a Harbour cruise,then to the old village of Lei Yue Mun for a seafood dinner, then to the Avenue of the stars (sounds like the one in Hollywood), then ends at the night market. Our last chance for shopping. Yesterday's tour took us to the Man Mo Temple. More statues and incense. We then went to Victoria Peak and took the tram up to the top of the highest peak in Hong Kong, 373 meters high. Unfortunately it was too foggy to see anything. The ride up was fun though. Next we went to Aberdeen fishing village and paid an additional $50 H.K. to ride on a sampan. This was kind of neat. After that they took us to a jewelery factory and stayed entirely too long hoping we would buy something. Last stop was at the Stanley Market where we really did want to shop, but found it was 6:15 p.m. and the shops all closed at 6:30 p.m. This really pissed us off seeing as how we were forced to go to a jewelery factory that we had no interest in which took up all our time.

Something kind of refreshing about shopping in Hong Kong is that the shop owners don't hassle you. If you show interest and ask a price then they will approach, but usually only then. On the street, the only people we have seen that stop you and try to sell you things are the people from India.

Well anyway that's it for now. Gotta take a nap.

Love: Jean & Olli

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