Saturday, December 02, 2006
...an institution of its own. When they tried to raise the fare 5%, the Maoists came over and rioted in the streets. It is the same on both ends so they just switch controls. It is the most delightful way to get from Kowloon to the island. It is not just for tourists but serves workers as well.
This street market was near the 2 hour motel and is said to be controlled by the Triads...local gangs but all was well and quite a blast. With my cast iron stomach, I tried something that was pure black....no idea what it was but Gloria H would love it as it was a candied ginger. It is so much fun just to accept whatever it is that you choose. There were Christmas presents bought here folks so be ready.
We went to the botanical gardens which are on the side of the Mt. leading up to the Peak. It was quite a steep walk but we perservered. They were big on lemurs with one lazy jaguar and a green bean eating gorilla but it was a good place to take a break from the noise and rush of the traffic. I left my camera on the bench. However, when I returned the next morning I was shocked to learn that it had been turned in and returned to me. WOW!