HONG KONG: DAY ONE here's a slideshow from my first full day in honk honk (hover for captions): crossing the star ferry. on the way from kowloon, where my hotel is, to hong kong island. can you see the humidity? can you taste it?? dim sum! aziz, my tour guide and boss for the week, at city hall for dim sum. the sweets. my favorite part about this dim sum was the black sesame soup. i must learn how to make it! a view from the escalator. after dim sum, aziz and i took the escalator further up the island to begin a hike. the obligatory waterfall shot. the hike begins! puppy hiker. i was too shy to introduce myself, but here he is. a crane for eggboy. eggboy likes cranes. the top of the island. complete with two shopping malls, obviously. honk honk from above. hong kong island and kowloon, across the river. being er. aziz told me that if a girl is ditzy, she is "so er." "er" means "two" in mandarin... like the two that i'm making with my hand in this pic. hehe. a pretty wall. a colorful wall. the back? i think that's the back of hong kong island. aziz. it just occurred to me that this year marks seven years of being friends with aziz! escalator #34329058942 heading back down the island. heading further down. on the trolley of doom. that thing gets nearly vertical. never taking it again. the mtr. taking the mtr back across to kowloon for indian food!