Monday, September 19, 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival, Part 2

More on the Mid-Autumn Festival edition of HK exploration. In HK, they have these weird mid-week holidays, most of which are traditional Chinese holidays. We got Tuesday off for the mid-autumn festival because they expect people to stay out late on Monday night (I suppose). So on Tuesday, A and I went to HKUST, which is one of the universities in HK that focuses on tech. Their civil engineering department is famous for being really tough.

Their campus is really nice though. It's right on the bay.

Student housing have great views of the bay. It was really, really quiet when we were there. Most local students live at home so all we saw were international students. There weren't many of them around. They were probably all out on the beach. We had dim sum at one of the cafeterias and walked around the campus a bit.

Then we headed to Clear Water Bay. The bus stop looked like this. I really like this picture. Reminds me of California with shrubs on rolling hills and wide roads. It's really nice to get out of the city once in a while. It feels really refreshing.

Clear Water Bay is really nice. The water at the beach is actually clear, unlike the one in Mui Wo. I wish I had brought my swim suit along. There were a lot of people though. Very crowded. There were also big rocks on the other side of the beach and we climbed those

After that, we went back to HKUST, ate some more food, and then took the bus to Sai Kung. I've heard a lot about this place from people who like to go hiking and camping. Unfortunately, we got stuck in traffic due to an accident on the highway. It took us forever to get there! It turns out Sai Kung consists of a small town with a very active pier. There were boats that will take you out to the neighboring islands where there are a lot of interesting geological formations to be found. I will definitely come back for more hiking. 

Really cool cakes at a pastry shop:

We found out that there's a minibus that goes to Mongkok. I'm not sure if it's entirely due to the accident but the line for the bus was extremely long. Each minibus only takes 16 people. We tried to wait it out by walking around and even eating dinner there. But in the end, we ended up taking a regular bus. I was really tired and fell asleep the entire way. We walked around a mall before heading back on the MTR.


yalu said...

OMG i want one of those cakes!!

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