Hong Kong Travel Blog› entry 7 of 41 › view all entries
After a night in Windhoek and a night in Johannesburg we took the 13 hour flight to Homg Kong. The flight was fine, but so long and I didn't get any sleep. After some negogiations with a not very helpful guy at the customer service desk we discovered how to get to our hostel and what type of Octopus card we needed and set off. Missed our stop on the bus, so had to roam the streets of Hong Kong for a while before we found our hostel. Seems like a good hostel, but were too early to check in so dumped our bags and had a wonder. We are in the Kowloon area of the city, its right in the heart of things. Really busy and lots of markets and neon lights. The views across from Kowloon are Spectacular as you can see all the neon light of Hong Kong island and we got some amazing photos.
Had an action packed day today, went up Victoria peak on the fenicular railway which is very steep and then went on a trip to Cheung Chang one of the islands. The views from Victoria peak, very good but the hazieness and smog somewhat limited them. The ferry to the island let us see all of the hong Kong area and the island itself was a mixture of fishing boats, seafood reastaurants and tourist shops. We did however find a HSBC bank down one of the back streets!
Did some shopping today and wondered to Kowloon park which has a beautiful chinese garden with loads of people doing Tai Chi. We sat and wrote our post cards in the graden and had quite a few people taking photos of us especially chinese tourists which was a bit weird. We then trotted back to the hostel to pick up our stuff and head to the airport via the very efficent metro and airport express. The airport express looks a lot like London so we think London have copied Hong Kong and not the other way round.