So this weekend was packed full of new and fun things.
First, my friend Robert and I joined several other Europeans and went to Happy Valley, a horse racing club. It was a lot of fun because it was my first time going. You had to pay about $1.50 USD to get in and then you could bet as little as $.13 USD on a race. I bet 10 to 30 HKD which is like 3 USD. There was a total of five races and I won two of them! But I think I lost about $5 USD. It was really fun and it was more for the experience than the actual gambling.
Then we went to Lantau Island to see the Big Buddha. There are pictures on facebook but basically we took a gandola up the mountain and the floor was glass so you could look down. The scenery was beautiful and the buddha was really big. We walked around and there were several little temples off to the sides. It wasn't the peak but there was like a small village that had a bunch of little shops and stuff to walk into and whatnot. We also saw a wild pack of dogs and found a good area to hike.
Also, my friend Assean's brother was here from Scotland. We had a great time showing him some fun places to go to around HK. Now I can visit Scotland and have a place to stay!