Tuesday 13 March 2012

The Peak

Despite a night spent on a plane, Ró (Lady Traveller's Big Sister) and I were determined to see some of the sights of Hong Kong.  Since every guide book and traveller to HK recommends taking the tram up to the Peak, we decided we ought to do that too ....  LTBS sagely suggested we do it first, before the crowds arrived, and she was right too because when we got down again the queue stretched around the block.

The tram/funicular goes up at a 45 degree angle and there was a lot of shrieking from the mostly Chinese tourists on board.  There are some good views back down to the harbour, though it's a little hard to see with everyone waving cameras.

We walked around a little at the top and admired the views (though obscured by fog) - and the lions.

Here's an illegal shot of a local-colour-peddling rickshaw driver for which I did not pay ...

Later, we went back with a Hong Kong friend for a drink - still foggy, but the light show was amazing.

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