Day 3.  Riding Hong Kong’s Peak Tram and Mid Levels Escalators

Despite the 8 hour time difference we slept until our alarm went off at 7.00 a.m.  We couldn't see across the harbour from our window as it was so misty but were hopeful that it would soon clear.  Breakfast followed in the hotel's restaurant - a good selection of fruit, yoghurts, pastries and hot dishes to …

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Day 6. Riding the Hong Kong Peak Tram

Waking up to our first morning in Hong Kong we enjoyed breakfast in the hotel then walked the few steps to North Point MTR station where we purchased Octopus travel cards HK$150 each including a refundable deposit of HK$50, (only cash accepted for visitors).  We topped up the cards an additional HK$100 each then took …

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Day 3. The Peak Tram, Hong Kong

We were up early on this, our first full day in Hong Kong.  We had breakfast in the hotel's restaurant then walked the few steps to North Point Station for the metro to Central.  It was then only a short walk from there to the Peak Tram station. We bought single tickets which cost HK$28 …

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Day 7. Mong Kok and an evening trip up The Peak, Hong Kong

Another ride on the iconic Star Ferry over to Kowloon then the metro to Mong Kong to explore the markets.  Mong Kong is full of atmosphere and is a chaotic mix of stalls selling fake designer labels alongside cheap local products. Bartering over the price seems to be the norm, so expect to pay at least …

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