Lantau Island. September 10, 2011. A day of cable cars (including riding a glass-bottom one for a 360-degree view of the island), walking through statues and temples and traditional Chinese looking buildings, climbing up many steps to see the Big Buddha (which is really big) and taking a bus then a boat to view the pink dolphins in a fishing village (awesome awesome pink dolphins, they were really pink).
This small island is pretty cool and worth touring for the day. It’s so simple finding your way around the place, you don’t need a tour and can just follow the recommended tour they distribute for free. As I mentioned from a previous post, I had such a great feeling this day while we were just walking around the little island. I felt like such a traveler. All I had are cash, camera, water bottle, a small map of the place and an awesome set of friends with me – and I knew these were more than enough to make a perfect day. I loved the feeling of just walking – just wandering around. I’ve rarely traveled “traveled” before, last time I went to Singapore I had a very strict schedule of tours and talks and was chaperoned 24/7. Here, we just walk around with zero pressure. Awesome awesome feeling. So, lesson learned: All you need for a perfect turista day are maps, bags and awesome friends – had no idea it would be true for all proceeding trips and hopefully for future trips as well.
Hakuna Matata ain’t no passing craze. It means no worries for the rest of your days.