I first of all apologise for the lack of blog posts recently! After my last trip to Jakarta I headed off to London for 3 days to visit my family who live in London and see my university girls as it was the last time we’ll all be together for year as two of them are going travelling (which I hope I can catch up with them at some point). After that I had a quick turn around flight to India and then my friends from home were visiting for 5 days so I was busy being a tour guide and catching up with them and in between all that I’ve also moved apartments so it has been an incredibly busy past two weeks for myself!
I had wanted to swap my Hong Kong flight/s but I didn’t have much luck on the swaps page so I stuck with it and thought I would either use it as a means to catch up on sleep as I was very tired after a past busy week or would power through and visit Victoria Peak. I arrived early to HQ (an hour early actually as I was unsure of travelling time from my new place) so I grabbed some breakfast from Costa before going through my eGate.
It was the 10am departure out of Dubai landing into Hong Kong International Airport. The flight was very smooth and went incredibly quickly with two services and we were soon touching down in Hong Kong. We disembarked, collected our luggage and made our way over to the hotel and I ordered some room service and caught up on some of my UK tv I had missed over the past two weeks!
I woke up the next day at 2pm after snoozing my snoozing my alarm for three hours… (oopsy) and quickly got dressed and decided to make my way over to Victoria Peak, as many of my friends had done it when visiting Hong Kong and they said it gave such fabulous views of the city. So I jumped on the metro and made my way over to the tram and up to the top. The weather was so humid in Hong Kong and CityMapper took me the longest way round to the tram which was very annoying as it made me so warm! However after 25 minutes of wandering up and down lots of hills and stairs I made it.
I paid $80 (Hong Kong Dollars) for a return ticket on the tram and my goodness the tram was so steep I could really feel myself being pushed back into my seat!!
There was a sign at the bottom that said research by the University of Hong Kong says the tram is so steep that it gives off the illusion that all the buildings are built on a slant. I however didn’t really notice that…
The views on the way up to the top of the peak were incredible, I couldn’t wait to actually get all the way up to the top to see the views over the whole city! The trip up was so worth it and even though it wasn’t the clearest day, so you could still see pretty far out!
After a few photo opportunities and a wander round to see all sides of the islands I took the tram back down to head back to the hotel and maybe do a little bit of shopping before going back for a nap before the flight back to Dubai.
A quick and rather relaxing trip, but another tourist attraction ticked off the list for Hong Kong. I’m rostered to return again in 2 weeks time, but I am wanting to swap off to try and visit a new destination if possible… I guess I’ll keep you posted!