We had a little bit of time this morning so went on the tram in a different direction. It is so interesting to see all the different shops and the tram is a nice slow way to look at the sights. Not sure when I will be able to blog again as we will be on the ship.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The bags are packed again and this afternoon we are heading to the Volendam cruise ship to continue our adventures. Hong Kong has been very interesting and busy so a few restful days at sea sound good. On Saturday we took the ferry to Cheung Chau, which is a small island and is supposedly how Hong Kong was in the 1950s. It was interesting to see a quieter place.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
One of the evenings we wandered around the area near our hotel and the market stalls were fascinating!
We caught the Star ferry a few times over to the mainland. We headed that way after our visit to the Peak.
After lots of walking it was very special to come to High Tea at the Peninsular Hotel. Gorgeous surroundings and very yummy food.
We then headed back to the Mid level escalators and rode the escalators for ever and ever till we reached the Mid Level area. It was a very unusual experience.
We have also had some adventures riding on these double decker trams.
Friday, March 14, 2014
We have had a very interesting few days in Hong Kong. It is a fascinating place and we have managed to ride on lots of different forms of public transport and have seen some great sights. On Tuesday we walked a lot and rode the star ferry to try and visit the History Museum. Sadly it was closed on Tuesdays so we headed to the lady markets instead. We have tried lots of different food too which has been very interesting.
On Wednesday we took the Turbojet Ferry to Macau. We ended up going on the Hop on Hop off bus which was a good way to see the sights easily. It was very interesting to see the old Portuguese centre, the ruins of St Paul's and the Mount Fortress.
The sun shone a little on Thursday so we took the opportunity to go to the Peak so see the view. It was very spectacular. Even the local bus trip was well worth the ride! We came back down on the Peak Tram which was quite an experience. The photo doesn't do it justice but it was very steep!