So first up... The Tian Tan Buddha. Many of you may remember that I went there last year. Well, this year was a tiny bit different. I convinced my boss and his husband to join me and off we went. I didn't get to ride the cable cars last year, so this time we went up to the Buddha that way. We even paid extra for a glass bottom car. Man, that's a long way up!
The ride itself took about 20-30 minutes. I'm a little unsure since we were just stunned with the scenery. Sadly, it's been a little hazy during this whole trip so the pictures aren't as perfect as I'd like. The ride up the mountain in the cable car was just spectacular and I really recommend it. Far below us, we could see the hiking trail that many brave souls chose instead of cable car or bus. Not sure I'm ready to walk up a mountain.
I also thought I would share the amazing view I have every day and night from my hotel room. Conference hotels do have some perks.
Most of the rest of my time has been work related. I do have one last thing to leave you with for today. The China Club. AMAZING. It's a private restaurant where members are treated to dinner in rooms straight out of the 20s or 30s. Complete with band and singer. Amazing food set to the likes of Cole Porter and you have one hell of a night. (not to mention the best Old Fashioneds I've had just about anywhere) I'm afraid the photos don't do it justice as I was limited to my phone, but I think you get the idea. We ate in the main dining room, but there is floor after floor of private dining rooms for as few at 4 and as many as 20+. It will be a must visit next year I'm sure. And last of all, the food... spectacular.