Pirates and Parents

In Hong Kong, Updates on November 6, 2011 by triotriotrio


Jennifer’s parents arrived on Saturday morning for a three-week visit. We immediately went into a tour mindset. By the end of the first day they had eaten a Chinese meal, floated across the harbor on a ferry, rode the ding ding, and climbed to the top of the peak on the tram. Wow – what a start.  It is important for visitors that have crossed the dateline to stay up as late as possible on the first day or else they will never adjust to the new time difference. I am happy to report, both of our guests crashed Saturday evening and were ready bright and early on Sunday to get started again.

Sunday was intended to be a more laid back day. We decided to take them to the outlying island of Cheung Chau. This island is best known as a notorious hangout of pirates back in the day and the annual bun festival.Fisher Woman

Departing from the Central Piers, we took the ferry to out to the island. It takes about 45 minutes. We took a leisurely walk that turned into a strenuous hike. Along the way there were some wonderful view, wildlife and plant life.

One of the highlights was taking a short sampan ride to the other side of island where we saw the cave of Cheung Po Tsai. He is reported to have stashed all his treasure on the island. IMG_2665

We ended the evening by going to a Japanese restaurant for pork tenderloins. All in all, a pretty good day!


One Response to “Pirates and Parents”

  1. Thelma and Orv, so wonderful to see that you are there. Tim and I have been wondering about your date of arrival. Sounds like you had a very active first day. Great picture of all four of you. We will follow your exciting adventures through Triotriotrio. Enjoy every day. Love to all of you, Kathie

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