A day in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Travel Blog

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Victoria Peak

A must do while in Hong Kong. The best views and pictures of the city are found here. You can spend an hour up here looking down on everything below. The skyscrapers, the boats and ships in the harbor and Kowloon on the other side.

After we got back down off of the tram, we did the walking tour in the lonely planet map. It was a good tour through many of the old neighborhoods. It took you through outdoor markets, Temples, antique shops, chinese herbal pharmacy, food markets and restaurants.

As we were walking, we watched a man hacking up pork with a hatchet. I knew right then, that this is the place for lunch. 1) Anyone using a hatchet to cut pork knows his food and 2) there was a line almost out the door of locals. It was fantastic. The meat was juicy and the skin crunchy. Perfect.

After that we walked around some more markets with people selling their wares. We also went into a mall with designer stores. The clothes, bags, shoes and just about everything was more expensive here than in the mall at home. That is true for Shanghai, Tokyo, and most other cities. Strange since all the stuff is made in China.

Then we took the escalator from the bottom of the city by the Central Market to the midlevels. Now this is an escalator. Actually it is a series of escalators. It must be ¾ of a mile uphill. Along the way get off the escalator and look around the different areas. In the section of the escalator at Queens Rd. there must have been 300 people sitting on the floor eating lunch. I got pictures of them stuffing their face with KFC. They even smiled.


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