In a nice flow with getting my pictures from the Asia trip out on the web now. These are the last ones from China
In this strange little park we found a walking circuit of different stone layers…. It hurts like hell, but you are supposed to feel very relaxed in your legs afterwards…. According to two christian missionarys on the same path-del-a-pain, this is a very common thing in Hong Kong…. Sic sic city
We are spending the first part of this day in Victoria Park, in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Mari is in charge of buying fruit, and strange things like “Dragon Fruit”, “Rambutan” and the more ordinary “Mango” is on the menu. Later tonight we start the journey back, heading towards Moscow.
From -2 degrees in Lhasa, to 22 degrees in Hong Kong….and, obviously, the temperature is not the biggest change….
We just arrived in Hong Kong…. I think we both just got a real overload…. This city is sick….. Tomorrow will be exciting….
Got up very early today to go to the airport. Since nobody could tell us if the taxi ride would take 1 hour or 2 hours (it seemed to depend on if a new road was open or not) we decided to be there way before our departure time…. Just in case.
Since the taxi ride took 40 minutes, driving in 140 km/h….. We got there in time…. We actually got there before the Airport had opened…. Even before the Airport Hotel had opened (at least there where nobody in the reception….)
When the Airport finally opened, we got to wait for 2 hours in the freezing cold departure hall, before boarding…. When airborn though, the view was pretty amazing.
Now we are hanging out at Chengdu airport, waiting for our flight to Shezchen. From Shezchen we will eighter take train or boat to Hong Kong tonight. (ps. I am pretty happy with my packing…. )
Spending the day wandering around in the muslim quarter of Xi’an. Very strange combination of islamic culture and old chinese culture. Very far from the Islamic Middle East. The picture is taken inside the Great Mosque Complex.
Hanging out in Xi’an waiting for our permit for Tibet to get ready. Hopefully we will be able to get on a train or plane headed for Lhasa tomorrow morning.
Have just eaten a great chinese meal…. The first one we have really enjoyed. Roasted duck…. or “Roasted buck” as the english menu says….
We have spent the day with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. To be honest, quite boring….
Another night train. Another 3rd “floor” bed. ( aka. looser bed). When we wake up we will hopefully be in Xi’an, together with 6000 terracotta warriors.