Seeing it all on Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Travel Blog› entry 25 of 54 › view all entries
I just wrote most of this update and then in one wrong button push, the whole update was deleted!! :( So that was pretty sad, and I don't have much time left, so I'm sorry everyone but here is an abridged version.
We woke up at our hostel and changed rooms because they had a cheaper room available for the 2nd night. Then we went to get some breakfast of fried bread donut type things, I enjoyed it but Steve said it was just air and no substance. Then we took the subway to Hong kong island.
We went to Hong Kong park which is sort of like central park in nyc in that it is surrounded by urban-setting. The park was really great, and everything was free including a cool fountain, a large aviary with tons of tropical birds, a conservatory with rooms set at different climates to simulate different types of forests and plants, a tall tower thing we climbed up to get a nice view of the city, and fake lakes and waterfalls to walk around.
Then we went to get lunch at a nearby ritzy mall in the food court. Steve had cottlefish ball and oyster noodle soup and I had pad thai.
After lunch we intended to go to a nearby zoological and botanical garden but somehow ended up getting horribly lost. We thought we were walking West but were actually walking East, and we walked in teh wrong direction for awhile before we realized. The maps were very confusing and we got very frustrated at walking around in the most hot and humid day ever created. Finally Steve figured out we were walking in the wrong direction and we started heading in the right direction. On the way we stopped at a couple outside markets but didnt find anything good to buy.
Then we went to the zoo and garden which was really great.
After dinner we went up the famous Victoria Peak in a tram. The view from the top is incredible. You can see the city landscapes of kong kong island and kowloon. We walked around a circle path around the peak and had great views although it was dark by that time. Then we took the tram back down, walked to a ferry port and took the star ferry back across to Kowloon. Then took the subway back to where our hostel was.