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Hong Kong Guitar

26 March 2011

Walking around before stuff opens

Despite staying awake as late as possible, and despite there being only a 2.5 hour time difference, I woke up wide awake at approximately 5am Hong Kong time.
The city doesnt really wake up until about 11, so that was quite an issue.
I decided to venture out for a walk around the local area anyway, there were actually lots of people around, just the shops and cafes were still shut.
The only thing open was Starbucks and Mcdonalds, I went to Starbucks for coffee.
It was full of annoying British tourists here for the rugby sevens tournament thats on today and tomorrow, all of them fat and balding, wearing rugby clothes and still drunk from wherever they were last night.
Hopefully they all bugger off to wherever the rugby is being played for the whole day and evening.

Something great is that its about 20C here. Perfect weather for walking about in shorts and t-shirts. Whilst for me and the british hooligans this is perfect weather, for your average Hong Kong resident, this calls for a coat and gloves.

I intended just to wander about for an hour, but that turned into 4 hours! In that time I never went anywhere in particular, thats the best thing about this place.

Hong Kong-Guitar - If you thought what mcdonalds in Australia / UK / USA wherever else you are reading from thats not asia is plasticy, then youve seen nothing. This is

If you thought what mcdonalds in Australia / UK / USA wherever else you are reading from thats not asia is plasticy, then youve seen nothing. This is the breakfast special, its an egg and saussage thing on multicolored macaroni, with peas in it.


Hong Kong-Guitar - Hong Kong takes advertising to the next level, if theres an empty shop heres what it looks like.

Hong Kong takes advertising to the next level, if theres an empty shop heres what it looks like.


Hong Kong-Guitar - Just in case the regular wonderbread crap is a little bit too nutritious for you, here you can get it with the crusts cut off. This saves even further

Just in case the regular wonderbread crap is a little bit too nutritious for you, here you can get it with the crusts cut off.
This saves even further on the effort required to chew.
Despite my horror that this exists, I do appreciate the small packs of bread, would be good to get that in Australia as I hate buying an entire loaf of bread just to make 1 sandwhich.


Hong Kong-Guitar - Cream filled colon sounds very appetising.

Cream filled colon sounds very appetising.


Hong Kong-Guitar - By some sort of amazing coincidence, my hotel is a few metres from the largest guitar store in Hong Kong. It was still closed when I walked past, but

By some sort of amazing coincidence, my hotel is a few metres from the largest guitar store in Hong Kong. It was still closed when I walked past, but some guitars hanging in the window seemed cheap.
I remember the last time I came here I thought guitars were very expensive.
Perhaps Im not calculating the currency conversion properly.


Hong Kong-Guitar - Alleyways like this are everywhere, sometimes they have shops along them despite being this wide.

Alleyways like this are everywhere, sometimes they have shops along them despite being this wide.


Hong Kong-Guitar - Admit it, you would all be dissapointed if I didnt do my signature pose.

Admit it, you would all be dissapointed if I didnt do my signature pose.


Hong Kong-Guitar - This is a store selling clothes for children (I think). Inappropriate name is inappropriate.

This is a store selling clothes for children (I think). Inappropriate name is inappropriate.


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