the food here has been fine - in Hong Kong, i think they have learned what westerners go for and pretty much push alot more of it nowadays.
in China, i still ate well, nothing massivley adventurous (nothing with feet or snake in) but had some jelly fish, shark fin soup, sea snail.
best i've had yet though is the dim sum lunch i just had - every dish i had was great.
the fish out here is very good, plenty of different servings for pork - no lungs though. maybe next time....
i've only got a little bit of time to get some shopping for the kids and the mrs before i head off.
no Peak action.
got ourselves up to the top of a roof garden bar last night - best move we've done yet, proper view of Honk Kong which im glad i did (bar Wooloomooloo) has a steak house too, but pretty pricey and i was in the mood for pizza - and there was a good pizza joint round the corner. 16" pizza for 4quid. velly niiiice
i'd definitely go back to china - with a chinese guide though, too many times i got stuck with the language barrier. the handiest thing i did was to take a leaflet from the hotel i was staying at that had a chinese address on it, incase i headed out on my own and got lost. very handy to just point at the chinese address on it if the driver no speaka the english
I found that, too - Hong Kong mostly very tourist-y, and largely geared up to dealing with the gwei lo. China, seems that much more of an adventure, because whilst Hong Kong seems almost partly dedicated to appealing to western people, China is still China. And as you say - taxi drivers are a good example.
Hong Kong is like going on an slightly exotic tourist holiday and exploring - sure, there are still lots of bits that are more native and like truly peering into yesteryear, but all the same. China seemed more of a true adventure, and less of the feel of a country that is that wowed by western influence. Don't get me wrong, you'll still see McDonalds, Costa coffee, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and curiously 7-11s in streets in major Chinese cities, but that is probably as much if not more for the locals, than it is for tourists.
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