Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cruising Victoria Harbor on a Junk

Our junk boat for the day

How did we find ourselves at a birthday party on a junk boat in Victoria Harbor?  It all started six weeks ago along the ghats in Varanasi, India.  We were watching the Ganga Aarti ceremony when we struck up a conversation with a Canadian couple sitting near us (because they were getting pestered by a stray cow).  After the ceremony the four of us walked to a local place for dinner.  We learned that they live in Hong Kong and told them that we would be visiting in May.  We made plans to get together and were excited to find out that they would be renting a junk for the day to celebrate a friend’s birthday – and they had plenty of room for two more!

So that’s how we found ourselves on an all you can eat, all you can drink party boat with Hannah, Dave, and a big group of expats.  We loved spending the day with new friends, seeing the harbor and some outlying islands, swimming in a secluded cove, and eating probably the best steak in all of Asia.  Here are some pictures of our fun, relaxing day on the water!

Sara, Hannah, and Dave relaxing with a drink on the top deck
David floating in the South China Sea
A view of Hong Kong Island from the boat

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