Second Day — Action Packed!
This post will be fairly brief, since I didn’t take notes and want to get it up quickly. Yesterday, we did a ton of walking around. We went from our hostel in the Causeway Bay section of Hong Kong Island to the Mid-Level district (interactive map) to see about hitting up this dim sum place that the Lonely Planet suggested. It wasn’t open yet, so we ate breakfast at a place across the street. While we were there, we looked up some more things to do.
We did some shopping for camera stuff, then we went and rode up the longest escalator in the world (800m long). It is really more of a system of escalators which go way up on the mountain on HKI.
From there, we walked to the Hong Kong Zoo, a free zoo with some cool animals and plants. It’s on the side of a mountain overlooking the downtown part of the city. Pretty nice.
Then we started walking back down the hill until we got to the Victoria Peak Trolley. We took that up to nearly the top of the mountain. There are some great views from there, as well as being a tourist trap.
After we came back down, we were both pretty tired, so we walked back to our hostel. Along the way, we stopped and got some really cool time lapse pics of trolleys, crosswalks, traffic, etc. I’ll post those if we can get them off of Brian’s camera and into a format that is viewable.
After that, we were exhausted so we just went to bed.
Posted on January 20, 2007, in Round the World and tagged hong kong. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Is the food very spicy?
The food isn’t spicy yet. There is spicy sauce available on the table to spice things up a bit. But I’m sure that in China we’ll run into some regions where everything is hot.