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Today was our first day in Hong Kong. We decided to go see Victoria Peak which is where most people go on Hong Kong island. We were told to take the train (MTR) to the central station and take the Victoria Peak bus 15C to the top.  We heard we just missed a big storm the day before. Hong Kong is like traveling in London, everyone drives on the left. The buses are double-decker buses and we were told that riding on top in the front is the best ride. They were right. It was like a roller coaster. At the top of Victoria Peak, there are great views of Hong Kong, Kowloon and the harbors.  They say there are 8 million people living there but it is hard to tell with the great mass-transit system.

At Victoria Peak there is a 5 story mall. MH was looking at postcards and saw that there was a giant Buddha on another island. According to our map, we could take a one and a half hour ferry ride to Lantau Island. So off we went to check that out.

Unfortunately by the time we got there it was near 5:00 PM. The park was closing to get ready for Buddha’s Birthday celebration the next day. Also the fog had rolled in and we waited 10 minutes or more until a 15 second opening in the clouds. We took a taxi back to the ferry area and we had about an hour or more wait. We decided to walk down by the water and had our second best meal in China. MH polished off a plate of claims (that would be 39 of them!). We took the fast ferry back to Honk Kong and the train from central station back to our hotel area.
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