03 January 2011

Hong Kong

Our Christmas trip included a nice 24 hour lay over in Hong Kong.
I hadn't been back to Hong Kong since 97, a year before the hand over. Things such as Disney Land, the high end shops and the tourist attractions are still running strong. Since we've already done those we decided instead togo and see one of the world's largest Budda's.

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View of Kowloon from the Air Car that we took.

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The Big Budda from far away :-)

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Amazing, no matter where we are in the world, there is always a Starbucks...

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The blessing tree. You can go and ask for a blessing and put it on the tree on a bamboo post.

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Here is where you can ask for a blessing.

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Getting closer to the large Budda!

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Temple Blessing at the Entry.

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This way to the Budda!

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Walking up to it, that's my Mooma in the Kiwi jacket!

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Budda's Dieties with different offerings.

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China's mountain!

The most contentious part of the trip was actually HOW we got to the Giant Budda.
Poor Kerwin, my mother's boyfriend was leery about heights... and my mother went and got us upgraded seats on the "Crystal Car"... which was basically a glass bottomed Air Car.

Although beautfiul, it was a little unnerving to be in something you weren't a 100% sure of how safe it was.
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IN the Sky Car

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The upgrade "Crystal" Floor.

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Over the Kowloon Bay...

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All in all, it was pretty good way to spend a lay-over!

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