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The Star Ferry

So, our last couple of days in Hong Kong.


We had not been having much luck sleeping due to our very weird room, so after a short walk in the morning we headed back to bed and didnt get up again until 5pm! We the headed into Central to get some dinner. Rachel's parents had sent us some money as an engagement present so we choose to go to Pizza Express to have a decent meal. Once we got off the metro we walked to what is the 'longest escalator in the world'.

The view from the Peak
There is a hill that is so long and at such a steep gradient that it was decided to build a escalator instead of peole having to walk up it! Pizza Express is in Soho, while the escalator runs right past so we didnt have to do much walking thankfully. Our meal was very nice, though I did get funny looks from the waitress when I asked for a pizza with no cheese!


On our last day in Hong Kong we decided to go over to Hong Kong Island. Instead of getting the metro all the way there, we choose to get the star ferry. It was very quick, took about ten minutes and didnt cost us much, plus we got the bonus of seeing the sky scrapers up close. Once on the Island we made our way to the peak tram terminal. The tram has been running for hundreds of years, taking people up to 'The Peak', which has stunning views of Hong Kong. We had to queue for a while as it was very busy. We had read in the guide book to try and sit on the right hand side and it seemed like everyone else had read the same thing so there was a bit of pushing match to be the first onto the tram. We managed to get a seat on the right (haha!) and settled in for the ride. The tram goes up the side of the mountain, tilting to a 45 degree angle, and offered some stunning views, even stopping for a few moments to allow people to take pictures. Once at the sumit we found ourselves in a shopping centre, which we exited quickly but unfortunately we were too late to take advantage of the view as clouds had rolled in and it begain raining. We were disappointed and sat under cover for a while, lamenting our missed oppotunity. Fortunately the bad weather soon cleared and the sun appeared again, showing the panarama in all its glory.


Tomorrow we head to Shanghai, via an over night sleeper!

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The Star Ferry
The Star Ferry
The view from the Peak
The view from the Peak