Day 2 - 29 November
On our second morning in Hong Kong, we once again woke up early due to the time zone difference. There's always a strange tranquility in the air just before dawn, but that morning, it was even more special as there was blue sky! Large swathes of blue sky... Something I'd never seen in Hong Kong before on my previous visits!
That morning was also notably because I woke up with a sore throat and mild headache. Maybe I'd caught a chill on the flight, or at some point during the previous day's activities (e.g. like when taking the cable car at Ocean Park), or perhaps it was the overly dry and oily dinner the previous night (deep fried pork chops at some fancy-looking Japanese restaurant which serves only deep fried pork chop + shredded lettuce by the bucketful and nothing much else). Fortunately, a hot cup of coffee and Din Tai Fung lunch soon dealt to that ;)
The Sun Comes Up
The view from the within the room as the sun came flooding in..
Day 3 - Another day, partial sunrise
Following a slightly harrowing late night bus ride through some relatively rougher parts of town (Note: for the large part, it actually felt like the bus was travelling down some light industrial backwater conduit), I ended up missing most of the sunrise the following morning. Having said that, I still managed to see the end of it, as the sun began shining brightly into the room...
Day 5 - December 2
After a no-show on Sunday and an extreme desire for a sleep in after a lot of walking on Saturday afternoon, we were treated to another brilliant show on our second to last day in Hong Kong. Although it doesn't look like it in these photos, the sun was actually a solid red colour that morning, appearing much like it does in many of the Japanese depictions of the "rising sun" (which forms the basis for their flag).