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View from The Peak, Hong Kong

Last day in Hong Kong now. Tonight it's onwards to Bangkok and I've acctually been looking forward to seeing Bangkok again...so this still happens with a slight excitement.

After checking out from the hotel and placeing my luggage in storage I left for the Peak. The Peak is a big viewpoint high above Hong Kong Island - and should be one of the best photosites in the island so ofcourse I had to check it out.

Thank God this ride is by tram not by cable car - I don't think I would've survived another cable car ride, hehe...

Once up there I realised that the rumors were right - This really is a great point for pictures, the onley thing that disapointed me a bit was that the humidity was so high that the view turned out a bit foggy... but you know, this is what you have to count on when you are in asia.

View from The Peak, Hong Kong

After lunch at the peak tower I decided to go down to the ground level again...got in a cab and asked him to take me to the star Ferry terminal. I had just one more must try this in Hong Kong to do before I went back .... the ferry ride across the south China sea from Hong Kong island to Kowloon.

This was acctually a lot of fun...not onley cheap compared to the subway (1,70 HKD / oneway) but also quite an experience, and a lot more cosy then rideing the subway I can guarantee that. An experience I'll have to try again...but the feeling of it ís diffricult to put into words - you have to try it yourself.

After arriveing at Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side, I walked a part of the Avenue of Stars boardwalk, I've been here in the evening but stll haven't seen this in the daylight.

the tramway up the mountain to The Peak, Hong Kong.
Then I decided to visit the space Musseum which was close by, but honestly I thought it was a bit disapointing and definately not as catcheing as these things use to be.

Next stop - Pacific Coffee Comapny to check emails and have a coffee and back to Sogo to have dinner at my faveourite japaneese restaurant. Now it was more or less time to go to the airport, so I walked up Nathan Road into Waterloo Road and arrived at the hotel to pick up my belongings. Got in a cab for Kowloon Station and then proceeded on to the airport on the Airport Express train.

I had managed to cut my overweight down to 2,2 Kg. by puting a lot of stuff in my carry on bag - and droping a pair of old shoes, and thank God Royal Jordanian didnt give a damn about those two kgs.

Hehehe.

View from The Peak, Hong Kong
..Hong Kong airport and I will probably allways have a love hate relationsship. Last november I allmost missed two flights here and this time I wanted to have a light snack while waiting..so I followed the signs saying RESTAURANTS onley to find myself at the airline lounge area....Is this all the restaurants that Hong Kong Airport can provide? Hmmm....okay well they do have a pay in lounge but at 350 HKD ???? NO WAY! Hey....can someone remind me that I have to remember to get that IATA priority card soon?????

But hell should soon proove to freeze over before I could get a descent snack. I realised that there's a starbucks in the other end of the terminal and I figured...okay that'll do....but when I got there all the food they had was blueberry muffins...so reluctantly I ended up eating a blueberry muffin that I really didnt feel like I wanted and drinking a cop of coffee.

View from The Peak, Hong Kong
Did I use to say I love starbucks?????

Hmmm....those of you who read my philppines blogg from last november would probably remember that the smoking room in Hong Kong Airport provided heavy entertainment during my last brief visit in this dump of an airport (hehe) and this time moveing to the smoking room made entertainment move even closer. I was suddently hooked up by a guy who was in deep shock for having been through police interrogation when he tried to carry fireworks through security (as carry on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).......he was in such shock that he kept talking and talking and talking and I was thinking "Well what the fuck did you expect mate!" - so when I not out of couriosity but pure politeness asked "so where are u going?" and he replied..."Amman" I almost had a heartattack, because that means R183 Hong Kong - Bangkok - Amman, my fucking flight! shit I could just as well stay behind because no point in going to the gate to loose him, he was going there as well...! ......thank God he was flying businessclass....

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View from The Peak, Hong Kong
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