… ok, this is really late but it's been a while since I was last back in Hong Kong so here's the update from the city after we left Seoul.
March 21, 2007
So after waking up overly early in Seoul, got on the plane, we were in Hong Kong before mid day. Needless to say our hotel room at the Marco Polo wasn't ready so I had to change out of my travel plane clothes into my presentable work clothes in the handicap washroom of the lobby … asked my boss for 15mins … felt like Superman and I was ready to hit the Hong Kong Filmart in what I think was about 15.8mins.
Marco Polo Hotel is on the Kowloon side and the Filmart was on the Hong Kong Island side. Left to my own devices I would have trekked my way on the MTR and found my way across through the tunnel. Thankfully I had my boss with me who lived in Hong Kong before and showed me a real treat in Hong Kong.
I've been to Hong Kong a couple of times and I've never had to take a ferry ride, so I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, the ferries looked like something from circa 1930s, but they came quickly, was a really cheap ride (worked out to be some ridiculous sum like SGD0.14) and a really swift ride to get to either side. I reckon it's the only place in Hong Kong you feel like you're not an ant running around chasing the same trail. Also there's something about water that calms me, the bobbing up and down in the ferry that somewhat comforting and adventurous at the same time.