My Next Adventure
Susan & Nick were letting me come on their holiday to Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai. My sunglasses were on to protect my eyes. Off we went to Gatwick Airport.
Hong Kong Airport
The flights took about seven hours each, but we were soon through customs and passport control, waiting for the transport to Eaton Hotel Hong Kong
After a good sleep and breakfast we were ready for the day.
Wow the temperature was 34, but the humidity was 84̊, so as we left the hotel we were met by a an outdoor sauna.
Ngong Ping Village
We studied the map and decided we need to navigate our way to Tung Chung Station to get the cable car that takes you to Ngong Ping village to see Tian Tan The Giant Buddha. It took about 25 minutes in the cabin across the water and up into the mountains to get your first sightings of The Giant Buddha.
When we turned the corner at the end of the street there was The Giant Buddha with the Po Lin Monastery on the lower area.
What an interesting place and giant cattle roaming in the streets too. I was a bit scared of getting too close to them. Then we went back to the cable car for the return journey.
A visit to Victoria Park for a trip to The Peak was next on the agenda by the funicular tram meaning cliff railway. (It is a type of cable railway; a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other).
There was a Tai Chi session being demonstrated, we observed the turtles and saw some wonderful water features on our way. A bride coming out of a water mushroom!
The view at the top of the ride was amazing. The Sky Terrace gave a wonderful 360̊ view of all of Hong Kong.
Soon it was time to return to lower levels and a walk along the water front. We were heading for the Star ferry across the harbour. It was not a sunny trip, although hot, but a nice Mango ice cream drink was appreciated.
Baden Powell House
It was time for tea, so our next stop was to find a special Scouting place, BP House Hotel.
The outside of the building, the inside and the lift floor of the Hotel.
We went for trips on various trams in Hong Kong. This wonderful pioneering project in bamboo, was scaffolding. Then all too soon it was time to head for the airport for the next stage of our holiday.
AUSTRALIA here we come. A two hour delay for the adverse weather conditions, caused by a Cyclone that had passed near by in the South China Sea, before we were on our way.
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