Winding down in HK.. And cat-sweatshirt photos!

Well, it’s my last full day in Hong Kong — can’t belive my big trip is nearly to an end!

Recaps.. Yesterday, we were planning an outing with Cousin R, but she ended up feeling under the weather (which we unfortunately didn’t find out until we tried to rouse her around noon…). So, Sis and I hopped the Metro to Central and spent a few hours there. We checked out the crazy “mid-level escalators” — an easy way to go up/down hill, and under cover for when the weather’s bad — and also checked out the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical gardens.

The escalators are to the right here:

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The gardens, which house plants and animals:

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Before we came home, Sis and I stopped through the mall (which is where the Metro station is) and visited H&M, where we found some wacky cat-print sweatshirts. Showed them to Cousin R later, who also fell in love with them, so we went back to the mall later in the evening so she could get one as well. And then we all wore them out! We went to Lan Kwai Fong, which is THE place to be in HK on weekend evenings. This 7-11, believe it or not, is one of the hot meeting spots! Apparently the only beverages they sell are liquor.. In the below pic, you see a guy pointing to us from behind. After we took the pic, he came up to us for a little chat to talk about our matching sweatshirts.

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We also played some Cards Against Humanity at a bar with Cousin R’s friend G. Always a fun time!

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Finally, we ended the night at a schmancy dance club/bar called Billion, as Cousin R’s friend was able to get us in (and get us free drinks!). The music was an eclectic mix of old and new, but we had a lot of fun dancing. Sis and I even met a couple guys from Federal Way, Wash.!

Here we are just before hopping a taxi home at 2:30 a.m…

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Now it’s Sunday, 2 p.m. We’re all still lounging around, as after we got home, we stayed up until about 4 chatting and also squeezing in a Skype session home with Mom and Dad. The plan (as of yesterday) is to go to Hong Kong University, where Cousin R is a student, and then possibly go check out Victoria Peak. The weather is the typical HK smoggy/foggy brightness, so we may bail on the latter, as I believe you have to pay to take the tram up to the Peak, and the main draw is the view, which will be pretty unexciting in this weather. Hopefully we at least get outside at some point today! :o)

Tomorrow will be strictly a travel day for me — my flight is at 2 p.m., so I’ll need to start making my way to the airport around 11 a.m. Sad about saying goodbye to yet more family, but definitely starting to look forward to getting home to my own shower, bed and, of course, kitty. I’ve already begun thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner — my favorite take-out meal!!

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