16/17 April 2007
17.04.2007 25 °C
Well we made it to Hong Kong. The trip was pleasant. Good movies for Sandy so she managed to watch 3 and part of a 4th. A record I think.
Hong Kong is a very busy place. It took a while to get use to the pace and number of people. We have done lots of walking. Yesterday we walked to the ferry terminal and caught the ferry to Central. Then we caught a bus to the tram that takes you to the top of Victoria Peak. While the ride up was a bit scarey - very steep climb the trip was worth it as the views were spectacular. At the top there is a viewing platform. We had a drink and something to eat while soaking up the view. That night we walked down to the Cultural Centre at the harbour and watched the "A Symphony of Lights". Finally we walked back to the hotel and fell into bed.
Today we had planned to go and see The Giant Budha on Lantau Island but it was more than a 4 hour trip and we didn't have the time so instead we went to Cheung Chau Island. That showed us a bit more of the real life of the Chinese. A great exprience.
We catch a coach to the airport tonight. Our plane leaves for Rome just after midnight.
Speak to you from Rome.