He tried to muscle me out of his way.
You can probably guess where this is going.
We basically wrestled our way through the door, entering the car at roughly the same time. At the last minute I gave up when I realized I was actually stronger than this poor dude, and probably had an unfair weight advantage to boot. I was struggling out of frustration at his rudeness and the fact that he thought I'd be an easy mark -- he sure as heck didn't try to cut in front of the Danes. But, I realized he was probably struggling with his own manhood. He said to me after we entered, "You're terrible." I replied with the ever witty, "No. You're terrible. I was in front of you and you're extremely rude."
The best part was that after this, the wife looked at E at the door and he graciously motioned with his hand and said, "After You." She glared at her husband as she sat down.
|Finally inside the tram.|
|Views of the tracks from inside the station at the top.|
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great so the views weren't at their best. But we still enjoyed it.
On the next peak over, there was a big house (?) with a bright red piano. Very striking.
On Saturday after the conference, we took the daytrip E had been dreaming of (an early birthday celebration of sorts). First, we took a taxi to Hung Hom station, where we ate a Chinese style breakfast from the cafeteria.
Then we took a metro to the Chinese border. Then through Hong Kong exit immigration, Chinese immigration and customs, and onto another metro to get to the electronics markets district in Shenzhen.
It was a chaotic mess of components, and E was in heaven. The ground floor of the biggest market we went to was individual stalls for each component type, each stall run by a different family. There were children running around everywhere in the middle of multi-story boxes and reels and whatnot.
|Anyone need an IP camera? They're all looking at me...|
The food and wine was good, but the views were definitely the best part.
And the next day, it was time to go home.