28.07.2006 28 °C
Day 23 - July 6.: Starting early we went to Hong Kong island taking the ferry. You can take the metro too, but the ferry is better I think - giving you the whole sight. Pretty cheap too.
Before we left Kowloon we had breakfast at McDonalds (yeah, I know!) one of the cheaper places to eat in HK. They have breakfast menus there even though there isn't much that tempts me. The breakfast pancaces isn't much to recommend at least.
The first place we came across after exiting the ferry terminal was the public library. We went in for a quick look and ended up spending a couple of hours there - free internet
Quick tip: don't go to the regular library, they have only 4 computers and you have to sign up on a list and wait. Instead; go directly to the fifth floor where the library of law is. More computers and no queue. There's a limit of one hour per person per day on both places.
Before we left we ordered our diving course (PADI Open Water) in Kho Tao, Thailand.
We then went on to explore the rest of the northern shore of HK, mainly Soho. We went to five or six bookstores looking for the second bok in a series I'm reading (George R. R. Marin: A Song of Ice And Fire) but we couldn't find it anywhere. It wasn't until I have given up and we walked into this small book/magazie shop in Soho that I found it. Conclusion: finding good english books in HK is not easy. Somehow I'm glad I don't live there
By then we were pretty tired after all the walking so we took the ferry back to Kowloon and our lovely, little hostel.