Red Rain Rising, Blind Leading the Deaf

Harbour City
China Ferry Terminal
First Ferry to Macau (45 minute trip on hydrofoil)
Raining cats and dogs
Bus #3 to Centro de (trapo) tourismo
Bus #10 to Senado Square
Choi Heong Yuen Bakery
Restaurant Platao Travessa
Left the bakery bag at the restaurant
On Mun Cafe (had expresso and natas – the poruguese version of egg tarts brulee)
Ruins of Sao Paulo
Stamps from the post office stand
Back to the 10 bus

On the bus on the way back we missed the ferry terminal, along with a deaf tour group from the mainland. After messing around with Mandarin, Chinese handwriting, sign language and english, we finally decided to share cabs back to the terminal.

Raced YC back to Tsim Tsa Tsui – he’s staying at the classy Sheraton. Bathroom has a window that looks through to the suite then through the bay windows.

Went to his office in North Point, then went out with his office mates to a seafood restaurant somewhere between 64 and 132 Wharf Road. If you can find it and speak Cantonese, it is well worth it. After that, we went to Lan Kwai Fong for volka at Balalaika Russian Restaurant (they have an “Ice Room” which is basically a meat locker where you can have your volka in a 10 degree F room while wearing fur coats). After that, they went for karaoke and whisky drinks at Gossip 22. Then passed out back at the hotel.

3 more days…

Oooph-fast fast fast

Hectic day…. actually since the past couple of days.  Yesterday I came in, bang bang, from the airport, having faced a bit of a daily at TPE.  Apparently HK was faced with a ‘red rain’ warning meaning the strength of the rain was very high.  Second level below the ‘black’ level which would’ve effectively shut down the city.

Quickly stamped through, got onto the hotel shuttle bus and then hooked up with FC & P- to head over to meet up with my friends at North Point office for some great dinner. Pics forthcoming…

Then headed out to LKF for some drinks at Balaikia (sp?) which is a Russian restaurant.  There shared a couple of bottles of Stoli with the gang and met up with a couple more friends from the office and got “warm” in the fridge.  Was cool :).

Then after that, went to another lounge bar with KTV and drank some more whisky and then passed out around 4am last night.

Wacking up to overcast skies looking into HK from the Sheraton Hotel & Towers.  Wonderful!

Hooking up later with FC, P-, friend Wilfred for brunch here at the Sheraton.  Then my cousin from Dongguan will come in last this evening to join us.