Ocean Park and bubble tea!

Yesterday’s big outing was to Ocean Park, kind of Sea World meets Disneyland. I was most excited for two things — the Giant Pandas and roller coasters. Unfortunately, ALL the coasters were closed for “scheduled maintenance,” but we at least did get to see pandas!

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The park also has themed exhibits, i.e., an aquarium, a rainforest-animals area, etc. We took a gondola around the park, and took in some amazing views (the park is on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island; we’re staying on the northern part of the island):

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We even randomly saw an Indian guy in a Shaun Alexander Seahawks jersey! (I was eating lunch at this time, but did try unsuccessfully to get Anuja to go chat him up.)

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Finally, we took in a dolphin/sea-lion show and made our way back home, as we were pretty beat and Sis wasn’t feeling well. Soon as we got back, Sis crashed while Cousin P and I ate dinner. After wards, we headed out for a little walk. Cousin P took me to some hole-in-the-wall nail place, where I had a pedicure (my feet needed it after all those days in India in flip-flops!) and she got a manicure:

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We also got some groceries, and I had my first bubble tea in a month! So good!

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Today has been pretty mellow so far; Cousin P has a friend in town from China, so we all had a bit of breakfast together and then Sis took a shower. I’m going to log off shortly, and then the plan is to head to Lantau Island to hit the Big Buddha. The weather is looking a bit so-so — 60 degrees and a bit overcast — but hopefully the views will still be good.

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