Picturing the Port of Hong Kong
We may still be early into our trip to Hong Kong, but that doesn't mean we can't dive right in to dim sum. While cruising for dumplings in the largest mall in Hong Kong, Harbour City, we were surprised to find something else cruising right outside: a couple of cruise ships docking for the day. The closest to us, the 800-passenger Costa Allegra, plies these waters all the time and so conveniently has her name printed in Chinese characters on the bow.
Even though the weather in HK isn't too bad at 73-degrees and sunny, the Allegra is heading out tomorrow for the far more tropical climes of Da Nang and Halong Bay, Vietnam. To make it to their cruise, however, the ship's passengers must navigate the labyrinth of luxury stores inside of the Harbour City mall, and hope that they don't blow their vacation money before even stepping into the boat's duty-free deathtrap.
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