It's amazing how quickly one can adapt to a place. After 10 days in
During our final days, we were determined to do a bit more sightseeing. On Friday we took a 1 hr ferry ride to Cheung Chau, one of the outlying islands. The central waterfront comprised a very charming, albeit somewhat run-down fishing village, where we had a good seafood lunch beside the fishing boats. (One day, we predict it will be a fashionable tourist destination and place to live, since automobiles are restricted in the village centre, and the air is definitely cleaner.) We took a fast ferry back to HK in half the time.
That evening, we met up with a special friend from my CMHC days who now lives in
Leaving his hotel in
While the streets are clean, the air isn’t. One of the problems with
Unfortunately, we'll be in
On our final day we set off to another island to visit Tai O where some of the descendents of the original settlers lived in homes built on stilts over the water. It was very interesting, and unlike anywhere else we had ever been. That evening, we took the tram ride up to The Peak, the most popular HK tourist destination. As the lights were setting over the city the view was spectacular. We had dinner at the ‘Peak Lookout’ a charming stone building adorned with fairy lights. It was very beautiful, and the only thing that marred the experience was the thought that we had to get up very early the next morning to go to
But it’s still better than having to get up early to go to work!