The Peak

We decided to take the kids up to the Peak today.  There were tons of complaints from the younger two just because they were not thrilled with the idea of going to the Island again.  We decided to grab lunch in the station at the bakery there.  Eating tends to shut them up for a bit.

It is starting to get a little bit cold out now.  Back home in Chicago, it is snowing and really cold.  Here, we have gotten down to the 50s.  It is interesting because after enduring the 90s+ weather with 110% humidity, 50s seems so cold.  We don’t have much in the way of winter clothes, so that has been interesting.

We took the train onto the Island.  Love and I considered taking the tram up to the Peak, but between the massive queue and the ridiculous cost, we chose to take the bus up to the top.

Of course at the top of the mountain, was a mall.  IF there is one thing Hong Kong has, it’s malls.  Everywhere.  Most are even connected to there malls.

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The ride up are a bit iffy.  You are riding a double decker bus up a winding mountain road.  Between Dude and Monster, they were both feeling a bit nauseous from the ride.  Love said he wasn’t feeling too well either.  I didn’t.  We decided to take a taxi home.

The kids were hungry again (of course).  We got some gelato.  Mmmmmmmm……..

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We had our first peaks at the Peak.

We went into the mall to check out what was in there.  We found a place that had these paintings and photos on the wall that if you stood in a certain place and took a photo, it would like 3D.  The kids had a great time with this.

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We wandered around the mall for a while until we went out onto the top of the mall where you could look down on the city.

The view was amazing, but what I was waiting for was the night lights.  Love and I decided that we should stay to have dinner.  By the time we had found somewhere to eat, gotten in, and eaten, the sun should have gone down.

Strangely, we found a Bubba Gump Shrimp place at the top of the mall.  We had been there before in Chicago.  It was kind of entertaining to go to one in Hong Kong.

We had dinner there and, as planned, the sun was down.  We made our way to the top of the mall again to look down on the city.  We thought maybe the crowd would have thinned out, but it really didn’t.  We had a hard time getting to the rail when the sun was out.  We again had a hard time getting the rail to take a photo or look down on the city.

We took a taxi down to Central where we took the MTR the rest of the way home.  That was a much better experience than the bus.

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Hong Kong is an amazing city.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  There is always something new to see.  Even the stuff you’ve seen is worth seeing again.  I love Hong Kong.  For all of the heart ache and hardships and struggle, I would not trade this experience for anything.

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