Day 10 - Sun 11 Apr 2004
Up by 9am, ate breakfast, and then started to walk down town - phew gave up and caught a tram! Tried to get into the Bank of China
Tower, but it's shut until Tuesday. So I'll try then! Walked up to the Peak tram, and took it to the top of the Peak. What a view. When I first
arrived it was quite misty - but it started to burn off revealing more and more of Hong Kong. Got some good photos.
Back down to ground level and I found the IFC tower, the tallest in HK, but it's not open to the public. Got a sandwich, and some drink and
surfed the web at the local version of Starbucks. Had a chat with the Tourist Info people, and found a Pizza Express next
to the mid-level escalator. Decided to head back to the hotel, rest up, and some out again in the evening.
Made it up to the 28th floor of the hotel for a swim in the open air pool - great views of the harbour.
Back out on the streets, down town to queue up for another crack at the Peak, to watch the sun set, and the lights of
Hong Kong come on. Amazing - even better than the day time view.
Back down to find the Pizza Express for food and a quick beer. While chatting to an English woman she said that she'd spent
6hrs in queues to get to Macau. So I head back to the hotel, I'm going to do an early start tomorrow, and
get the first ferry to Macau oh, and try to do a horse race at Happy Valley.
Weird - there are very few private cars on Hong Kong. Maybe with all the buses, trams, and underground you just
don't need one? Or are they so expensive to run that only a few can afford them?