First 3 days
02.05.2009 - 04.05.2009 27 °C
we arrived around 3pm saturday - quite tired but excited! alfred and sylvia picked us up from the airport, then we went to their apartment for a much needed shower. the weather difference threw us a bit - it's so humid and hot here (~27 degrees)!
in the evening we met some of ben's family for dinner. the restaurant was above a fresh food market in Happy Valley - highly recommend it! we had such nice food!! crispy skin chicken with about a tone of fried garlic on top, delicious bean curd with salty fish and pork, crunchy watercress with chilli! oh so good.
on sunday we had a family bbq. they had fish balls on their vegie skewers - we like their style. we also went swimming with ella and ben's cousin eugene in their club house (very fancy- like a resort). ella is so adorable, she loves splashing in her inflatable nemo (aka. finding nemo) in the water. ella watches play school and eats vegemite, so it's good to know that she is still an aussie at heart!
today we wandered around Central, Mid Levels and Causeway Bay. We had dumpling noodle soup on Stanley road, just under the escalators, in Central - amazing! its what i've been hunting since i came here (heidi talking now) - so im very pleased to have satisfied my cravings....for now. we also tried mango sago drink today - very nice and refreshing. we tried to find some shoes (dressy flats in case you're interested - for heidi...not ben). we may give it another go tomorrow. ben found some nice sun glasses from H&M though - ~$12 AUD. they're funky.
we're at amanda and bob's now. ella is just going down to sleep after some milk. we had delicious moroccan lamb and brown rice, plus greek salad for dinner.
tomorrow morning we plan to meet uncle larry (who is on the cover of a business magazine this month looking very smart and important) for breakfast at his work. we're probably going to have congee - we're excited.
in the mornings ben and i have been going for a run along the harbour from Hung Hom to Tsim Sha Tsui - its nice to run with the view of hong kong island and all the buildings (ifc, Central plaza). its a nice way to start the day!
miss you all!! we're having a blast though. we'll post some photos soon, once we get a chance to use the computer at alfred and sylvia's place.
peace out, ben and heidi