Day 2 Hong Kong: Friday 27 April 2012
Took free hotel shuttle bus to Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). Took the Star ferry across to Central Pier on Hong Kong Island. Caught the 15C open top bus to the Peak tram terminal. Then we took the PeK tram up a very steep rise to the Peak. No view due to low cloud. Had coffee and snack in cafe at the top. Took the tram back down and walked to Central MTR station taking a train to Mong Kok station. Mong Kok was originally called Wong Kok but a sign writer got his letters mixed up. Took a 10 minute walk back to the hotel. After checking in I went to the gym while Les had a lie down. In the evening we took the hotel shuttle bus to TST and went to the Peking Garden, quite expensive but a nice meal. We followed this by walking across to Victoria Harbour to watch the light show, an impressive display of neon and laser which lights up the Hong Kong sky line. Hopefully got some good photos. Taking the free shuttle bus back to the hotel, we felt we had an action packed first day and were pleased that we hadn’t succumbed to jet lag. Went to bed about 22:00 feeling tired but very pleased with our first day.