Read my Hong Kong via Macau Day 1: Exhausted if you’ve missed it.
Buffet breakfast at Caritas Bianchi Lodge. We had almost the same menu for 5 days and yet the food is never dull. Everything taste so good baby! My favourite: scrambled eggs and poached carrots.
We took MTR from Yau Ma Tei to Admiralty (Hong Kong Island). From Admiralty we took Hong Kong’s famous old-fashioned transportation: TRAM (established more than 100 years ago) to Seafood Street along Des Voeux Road West.
The tram cost only HK$2 per ride. You should try this mode of transportation when you’re at north Hong Kong Island.
After Seafood Street, we walked to Hollywood Road, Lascar Road, Bonham Road and Queen’s Road Central.
We then took the Mid-Levels escalator (world’s longest covered escalator) to Lyndhurst Terrace.
Ohhhh I love HK signboards. There are plenty near the place I stayed (Nathan Road). Show you later. Meanwhile here’s a group of them along Bonham Road.
The reason we visit Lyndhurst Terrace is because Hong Kong’s renowned egg tart shop is situated there. The shop name is Tai Cheong Bakery.
My verdict: puff is so-so only (a ‘lil bit salty) but the egg is really smooth and silky. Overall I think this shop’s egg tart is over-hype.
Our lunch: roast goose rice (yuck), abc soup (not bad) and pork corn rice (double yucks)
There’s more walking after that and finally we took a tram to Bank of China Tower. From there we walk to Peak Tram Terminus for The Peak Tram ride to The Peak.
Yes it’s crowed but not to worry as the queues disperse pretty fast.
This is the Peak Tram that will bring you to the top.
Remember to sit on the right side. The view is amazing. I was caught doing this: ohhh ahhhh wahhhhh as the cities light begin to light up on my way to the Peak.
Entrance to Peak Tower.
We decided to give Madame Tussauds a miss. I bet London’s Madame Tussauds is better.
The view of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula is outrageously stunning. The effect is 100% better when you view it with your own eyes.
For dinner, we had McD. Super yummy pork burger. Everything is so $$ at The Peak. The queue on the way down is horrendous. We waited for nearly half an hour under chilly wind.
Stay tuned for Day 3 (The Happiest Place On Earth).