We took a train from Hung Hom, a railway station on the south tip of Kowloon. Pretty early, for us.
|Boring waiting room at Hung Hom railway station.
|IKEA - a soothing sight for Swedes on traveling foot.
|A sixty or so meter wide waterfall at the end of what
turned out to be a underground shopping mall.
We reached the hotel, way much more fancy that we had thought (surprise #3). The room was almost as big as our apartment with a generous king size, sofa, desk, and a bathroom that had everything. Including a TV.
The evening came and the view from our hotel windows turned spectacular! We had Canton Tower in full view and it had a light show that was mesmerizing.
|Ever changing lights on Canton Tower.
|Lights around the park in the middle of New City.
|Half way through and we're already stuffed.
|They love their lights and colors in Guangzhou.
The hotel wanted US$ 40 for their buffet breakfast. We didn't want to pay that. So we had a light breakfast at our room. Worked just fine, thank you!
|Bagels with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon plus fresh fruits and tea.
Breakfast for champions!
What surprised (surprise #4) us when looking at Guangzhou from above was all the parks. Any direction you look, you see more than one park.
|The park in the center of New City with the opera house in the lower left hand
corner, the library in the lower right hand corner and a sports arena in the middle.
|Dim Sum on 103rd floor.
|Calm, serene, and anything but crowded.