Tourism not Shopping in Hong Kong

May 8, 2006 at 5:12 am Leave a comment

Today signified the first day of actual site seeing in Hong Kong vs. just shopping and eating. Lucille’s parents arrived around noon from Taipei. We were starving and went to look for places to eat. It’s interesting that people eat until pretty late even on a workday. At 1pm it was supposedly pretty hard for us to find a place to eat. Another great example of the Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s service was for them to call a place called Cuisine Cuisine for us and get us a table for 9 people at the heart of the lunch hour. This restaurant was located in the IFC mall. This was my chance to actually get some good pictures in as well. The restaurant was really quite something. Somehow I just knew I was going to end up paying for expensive dim sum. At least the dim sum was amazingly good (it should be). This was probably my tastiest meal in Hong Kong the whole time.

After lunch we made our way to the Peak Tram. The Peak has changed quite a bit since I last went on it in 1987. They are undergoing a major remodel and will finish sometime this year. The view is still simply amazing and we were fortunate to get a day where there was no clouds to prevent the view of the harbor. There was a guy there with a rickshaw at the top of the Peak offering to have pictures taken with him for a fee. I could have stolen a picture of him behind. Later on I wondered how the heck he got that rickshaw up there or if I should have challenged him to ride down and back up.

We had dinner with my mom’s side of the family that evening. It was again at Causeway Bay. I saw a couple of my cousins and some aunts and uncles which I hadn’t seen since 1987.

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