Saturday, 13 December 2008

Last day in Hong Kong

In the morning of our last full day in Hong Kong (Friday 12 December), we took Matas to the nearby Clearwater Bay beach. Neringa was at her Cantonese class. We had a couple of hours of beach-tastic fun building a sand fortress and making a running course with obstacles.

For lunch, Neringa took us to a dim sum restaurant in Hang Hau. Ordering for Neringa was fun. She matched the Cantonese on her cheat sheet with the restaurant menu to identify the right dishes. We had a good spread of tasty dishes from prawn parcels to barbecued pork in a steamed bun (cha siu baau). The restaurant was massive and full of locals so the prices were very good. Neringa also impressed the waitresses with her Cantonese.

To celebrate our last night in town, Delme and Neringa had chosen the very hip Aqua Spirit bar in Kowloon. There we enjoyed the stunning night-time view of Hong Kong Island. The bar was very atmospheric, and the cocktails were lovely! Delme's flaming ice volcano was particularly memorable. Finding your way out of the toilets was a bit like an episode of The Crystal Maze. Andy found himself in a restaurant, one floor below at the opposite side of the tower.

The views were excellent indeed with the tallest building in the picture, International Finance Centre Two , towering over Victoria Harbour.

Cocktails were followed by sushi at Kiyotaki Japanese restaurant before we caught the MTR home.

A big thank you to Delme and Neringa for entertaining us and having us to stay for the last ten days.