Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hong Kong Redux
Who would have guessed that only after 137 days or four and a half months, Evania and I would return to Hong Kong? It is a true statement that Hong Kong is one of the top travel destinations for people in Taiwan, but we returned in such a short time because of one simple reason--we didn't want to pay the handling fee of HK$7 when refunding our Octopus cards. According to the regulations, the handling fee will be charged for any anonymous card that has been in use for fewer than three months. We figured that making another trip to save HK$7 would be worthwhile.

More seriously, we wanted to make up what we had missed in the first time: A Symphony of Lights, dubbed the "World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by Guinness World Records; taking the Peak Tram to the Peak; heading south to Stanley Market & Murray House, while bypassing Repulse Bay; marveling at the world's tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha, the Giant Buddha, and also visiting nearby Po Lin Monastery and The Wisdom Path.
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