Yesterday for lunch I went to what we would call a "food court" and some lady asked me in Cantonese (I guess) if she and her kids could sit next to me......I understood what she was asking by her body language and gestures so I responded with a nod and a smile. It felt good to be able to interact with someone in THEIR country without using English!
Davis and I stick out like sore thumbs here so we are constantly getting harassed to buy tailored suits, watches, and whatever else. It's funny walking down the street and watching them see us and try to get to us through the crowd of people just to propose their deals! as we keep on walking. Is it worth it? Apparently so!
Last night for dinner we went out with 2 Deloitte people from the Hong Kong office to a gourmet burger joint. They picked this place because they said that we would not feel out of place and they were right. It was mostly Americans, Canadians, and Europeans. I had no idea that a place like this existed. It was quite quaint, with little (seating maybe 30) restaurants and boutiques crammed in every nook.
THANKS DAVE FOR LETTING ME TAG ALONG!
Central-Mid-Levels escalator: in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of commuters travel each work day between Central, the central business district, and the Mid-levels, a residential district hundreds of feet uphill, using this long distance system of escalators and moving walkways. It is the world's longest outdoor escalator system (not a single escalator span), at a total length of 2,600 feet (790 m). It goes only one way at a time; the direction reverses depending on rush hour traffic direction
Sadly we won't be here, but they are getting ready to celebrate 2010, the year of the Tiger. mid-Feb is their New Year