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New Zealand Adventure
4th Mar 2018
Panoramic trip to Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island

Leisurely start to day with breakfast at the hotel. I opted for vegetable noodles and dim sum and Bernard had a Full English( Hong Kong style). Then got hotel courtesy bus to the Peak Tram depot. Long queues - if we had remembered to buy  an Octopus Travel card Earlier we could have missed the queues! Lovely tram funicular ride to the Peak which would normally have fantastic views over Hong Kong and the harbour but shrouded in fog! Still worth the trip. Then went in search of the longest escalator in the world. Bit disappointing as actually a series of escalators up and stairs all the way down. Gave access to a really eclectic mix of shops. We got off halfway up and went to have a cuppa in a M and S food store. ( very adventurous!)
We wandered around a little more, taking in the Man Mo Temple and bought our Octopus Card and caught the MTR (tube) back to the hotel. Incredibly cheap 18pence for a few stops. After a rest break at the hotel, we ventured out to cross to the mainland on the Star Ferry to see the Symphony of Light show where many of the Island skyscrapers are lit up and there was a laser show. We stopped to have a meal in a very nice Chinese restaurant that overlooked the harbour first. Most Chinese seem to share lots of dishes and drink tea with their meals. Then watched the Light show that was quite disappointing. However the skyline on its own was fantastic. Came back on the MTR and had a drink in the bar then made our weary way up to bed!

Next: Meeting friends and finding new way to get around Hong Kong
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Diary Photos
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Skyscrapers in the mist!

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Peak Tram

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Man Mo

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Symphony of Light?

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