Monday, December 22, 2008

First Day in Hong Kong

I arrived in Hong Kong safely and everything has been great since then. Our first day in town was a short one because we arrived pretty late in the day.

Clarence and I's main reason for coming here is to visit our friend Mike, who was an Ashikaga teacher last year but is now teaching in Hong Kong. He is nice enough to let us stay at his place.

His neighborhood is called King's Road, I think, and it is definitely a fixer upper. It has a lot of character, but I've always felt completely safe. No homeless types or anything like that. Lots of little shops and restaurants dot the area. Plenty of places to explore. There's a 7-11 and a supermarket within a five minute walk, so its a pretty convenient locale.

Despite the apparent safety, people in Mike's building have some serious hardware on their doors. This person has a little incense shrine thing next to their door. Pretty common in this building, and I assume everywhere else too.

Mike took us to a little place by his apartment for a late dinner. We had a beef and noodle mixture that was really good.

Lots of good stuff to talk about as soon as I have the time!

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