One year honeymoon around the world...17th April 2007 to 9th March 2008! Yes we're home!!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Today we rode the Escalator from bottom to top...!

...But first we rode the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak and checked out the amazing views on a beautifully sunny day.

Back down on the tram and we walked across HK island and took the Star Ferry for a bargainous S$2.20 (14p) across to Kowloon. Across in Kowloon we can see we are defs staying in the posher end of town, not hotels wise but regular accommodation. Next door to a Holiday Inn is the dreadful Chungking Mansions: crumbling block of "dirt-cheap hostels, guesthouses, curry house, immigrants and all manner of merchants". Looking at it from the outside it really should be knocked down and looks very out of place on the shopping street.
Back to the waterfront and we sat in the afternoon sun looking across the harbour at Hong Kong Island before taking the ferry back.
As we were now at the bottom of the escalators we set off to ride the entire length then walk back down to our hotel :-) We weren't the only crazies and their was another couple taking pics at the top and then heading back down :-)
Tomorrow we're off to Hong Kong Disneyland!

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