I’ve mentioned this before, but the weather has been terrible the last few times I’ve been in Hong Kong. Reading and drinking coffee can only stay engrossing for so long, though, and the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens make a nice diversion even on the most overcast of days. In the heart of Central, it makes for a decent photo stop and can easily be explored with only an hours absence from the warm embrace of your nearest coffee vendor!
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