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Ocean Park, Hong Kong

So there is a big exhibit in Ocean Park which is just different tanks of jellyfish.

Jellyfish are weirdly soothing, when you’re not worried they’re going to send you to the hospital.

Incidentally, we also ate some while we were in Hong Kong. The texture was kind of like pickled vegetables, which is what I would’ve thought it was if I hadn’t read the menu.

2017-09-05T19:57:47+10:003rd April, 2016|Tags: alis abroad, nature, video|

Hong Kong, day 3 & 4.

We still haven’t really done anything touristy, other than visit tailors, even though we manage to walk something like sixteen kilometers a day and catch the MTR between TST and Central like every hour. Go figure. I swear to god we tried to go to a museum but it was closed for renovations.

I got measured up for custom boots. I have fat-ass calves and a hatred of high heels, so buying boots is basically a nightmare. AUD500 for a custom-fitted pair doesn’t seem too bad.

We had Peking duck at a two star Michelin restaurant and it was the most amazing thing. Then we ordered the little butts-in-dry-ice dish, mostly because we didn’t know what it was, and it turned out to be like the equivalent of birthday cake. So tourist! Anyway, they were pretty good, even if the waitress gave us the “oh god white people” look.

Lunch continues to consist of just walking into the nearest noodles-and-dumplings place, an continues to be amazingly good. We’ve also found, like, the best coffee shop in Hong Kong, which is buried inside a sporting goods mall next to/underneath Chungking Mansions, because of course it is.

I continue to love the Hong Kong skyline at night, particularly when it’s misty.

Turtle shell jelly with honey is pretty tasty, even if I felt guilty with every bite. (A local friend ordered it and dared us to eat it.)

2016-05-07T14:02:32+10:0016th March, 2016|Tags: alis abroad|

Hong Kong, day 2.

The weather has stopped being cold, and started being wet-and-temperate, which is basically my favorite type of weather ever so hooray.

Today, we went shopping. Or rather, wandering around looking at other people going shopping. Hong Kong reminds me a lot of Sydney, except not shit, because I hate Sydney but Hong Kong is kind of awesome. There are like a million jewelry stores here, all called Something Fook, and Hong Kong bling is serious business. I took a photo of the Star Wars stuff (because what’s not to love about a gold R2-D2), but honestly it was pretty tame compared to most pieces.

We found the pink rabbit thing in some random shopping mall. The cage is actually a trampoline filled with pillows in the shape of food. Terrifying.

Also, apparently high tea is A Thing here, so we had another one. This was at the posh hotel across from the space museum, and we had to queue for an hour to get to it. It also cost twice the price of the one we had yesterday at our hotel. It was not, in my opinion, worth it (although the scones at least didn’t taste weirdly of lavender).

Dinner was Thai, and way too sweet. We’re going out to eat some legit Cantonese tomorrow, I swear.

Oh, and we found an appropriately hipster coffee shop for breakfast on the way to the subway station.

2016-05-07T14:10:24+10:0014th March, 2016|Tags: alis abroad|