Guilin to Hong KongAugust 23, 2019 in China ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C
We slept in a bit since we had the gay train to Hong Kong at 1.30 pm. At 9 we went for a good breakfast again then decided to go for a walk.
There is a beautiful park with a lake right in front of the hotel, we walked the and were enchanted to hear soft music, people singing together, people dancing, old people practicing Tai chi.
Unfortunately the Shanghai restaurant was still following me and I was not that well. I stayed at the hotel while Robbie and Oleg went out again for half an hour. They rushed back last minute, we checked out and here we are now on the train. The pictures going by were firstly very green, lord of rice fields, but now all I see is grey, grey buildings, grey roads, grey weather. I am arriving at the border of mainland China. I hope I don't see soldiers amassed there like they are saying..
We arrived in HK, it was so hot you could hardly breathe. We changed, went for a walk and arrived to Central, Admiralty, to see some shops and the famous light spectacle from Star Pier. I haven't seen in many places the opulence, the absolute extravagance, I saw that night. From the stores to the people to the cars to the restaurants. To the freezing air that blasted out of the stores in this sweltering hot night. We reached the Star pier and found a spot, the light show was similar to Shanghai's on a much larger scale but you couldn't ignore the pathos of the thousands of young people holding hands on a miles long daisy chain pleading to look at themRead more