Bus's ,Trains, Trams and childrens playgrounds
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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The peak is essentially as it sounds a rather large mountain with great views (on clear days) of the whole of Hong Kong Island and across to Kowloon as well as over to Causeway Bay.
We got a great (free) view from the top of a shopping centre, that was practically the same height as the paid viewing platform
We then caught the tram down back to the city itself. The tram was quite cheap with our octopus cards and it was more reminiscent of a blackpool fairground ride than I had ever imagined. A little rickety (acceptable as it appears to have been commissioned in about 1900) and then steep drops which would even out in places. Upon arriving at the bottom we saw further benefits of getting the bus up the hill. The queues at the bottom were huge and to be fair the views are far far better from the bus than the tram.
We then headed to the IFC building (the tallest building in HK) for a quick tour of some of Steve and Lin's favourite hangouts before heading to the bar. The bar in question had the most spectacular views over the water across to Kowloon. This we found out is a favourite hangout of the city traders and we were thankful that Steve decided to shout the round in. Time for another challenge we find out. Steve bought us both a bottle of San Miguel, not the spanish stuff the philipeno stuff. He had paid approx 7 pounds per bottle (see picture for the size) the challenge was see how cheap you can get a bottle of this for in the Philippines. Challenge accepted!
We then set off back to Chez Tunstall, we grabbed a quick korean soup (half a chicken in soup), Eggsy got a pad thai (her favourite) and settled down to watch the Grand Prix.