A nunnery, a temple and Kowloon, Oh my!

Our third day in Hong Kong was a Saturday.  We woke up and after getting cleaned up, we went to their favourite dim sum place in their hood called Honorary Family. Needless to say it was absolutely delicious and we were incredibly stuffed when we left!

We were all part of the fam

From there we took transit to the Chi Lin Nunnery, a large Buddhist oasis nestled under overpasses and adjacent to large arterial roads thick with Hong Kong traffic.  It was incredibly beautiful.

We then headed to the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, a well known shrine and tourist attraction in Hong Kong.

While there we took part in Kau Cim, which is where you shake a bamboo cylinder with sticks that have fortunes associated with them and shake it constantly, focusing on one particular question, until just one stick drops out. You then exchange the stick for a number and then can pay to get your fortune read.

Viv, Ewan and I with intense focus on our fortunes.

Ewan and I both paid to have our fortunes read.  Apparently I got a really lucky one and that I should be ‘careful’ up to some point on October, but otherwise I will have a good year.  It was cheap, but I think that may be my first and last fortune telling experience…it is just too generic for me!

We caught the subway in rush hour to Kowloon so we could have the perfect view of Hong Kong island at night. It is an impressive skyline!

This makes Toronto subway rush hour look like a breeze!

Enjoying the view

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