Hey! We’re back! It’s good occasionally to take a break in between remembering your trip
so you don’t end up crying while stuffing malt brownies in your mouth as you plead with the pineapple bun picture on your desktop because it just won’t freaking turn to life no matter how hard you try to harness your telepathic powers so that by the time you’re done you’re off to your next trip and it’s like work/school never happened at all. (In other words, we’re lazy and we came up with a deep and meaningful excuse for our laziness. Huzzah!)
Now, on to the last post for this trip. (Is that cheering we hear?) We’d decided a visit to Victoria Peak would be a proper HK send off, so off we went. Our flight was at 6, so we weren’t in that much of a hurry.
If you have the extra time and want to do the trip there leisurely, take the metro to the nearest station (Central Subway Station) to Victoria peak and take the tram up. The earlier the less people there are. Yes, this is another one of those ultra-touristy things to do in HK, but it’s worth it, trust us. Actually don’t trust us, look at the pictures first then trust us. Automagically.
Breakfast was in due order, and everyone was starving, so we walked into the first bread-y looking place we saw. Which happened to be Delifrance.
It was a pretty decent breakfast, as far as breakfasts went, but I kind of wish we waited a little because a few steps away, we found this.
We automatically got brownies, obviously. One can never have too much food.
And then the true star of the place showed up. (As in we walked to it. Not as in the peak picked itself up and twirled in dramatically. Although that would’ve been cool.) Behold, dear readers! I present to you the…
EVER. Well. In Hong Kong, at least. Look at all that nature! You wouldn’t think it exists, walking in the city.
The whole thing probably took an hour, and that’s with us having breakfast there. Our recommendation is, take the early morning trip here and have breakfast at the pacific coffee’s balcony, that way you can take in the view more comfortably.
And then it was back to Kowloon to do some last minute walking around before having to go to the airport. Last days always feel wasted, don’t they?
The mother and S decided to go to Sasa, while the tweedledums and I (J) decided to haul our butts to the Hong Kong Space Museum as fast as possible. Another perk of the Peninsula: The Hong Kong Cultural Center, Art Museum, and Space Museum are all across the road.
The Space Museum opens from 10-12 and then again from 1-9pm on saturdays on sundays, so we had to wait a little for them to open at 1pm again. Tickets are 10HK standard, 5HK if you have a student ID. Another regret? There’s a planetarium cinema of sorts, and they show movies on a daily basis which would have been a nice experience had we known about it.
Now, if you’ve been to space/science museums before, and you’re short on time, I would recommend you skip this. But if you have kids/have a spare hour with nothing better to do, by all means visit the place! It’s small, and it doesn’t take long to walk through, but the nice thing about here is that there’s an interactive activity every few feet, which made the visit worth it. The tweedledums loved it, in any case.
(Apologies for the shaky photography, to avoid annoying anyone I used my phone.)
Another tip for museums in HK: Always check their websites before going. They’re in english and have very clear opening/closing times, prices, and updates on any exhibitions a museum might be holding. Also there’s a general museum pass that lets you into all of them for a very fair price.
And then, sadly (and somehow happily as well, we’d missed Riyadh), it was time to go home.
Except that wasn’t the end of things because the airport has halal chicken.
Yes. At Popeye’s. Which we had regardless of the fact that fast food is unhealthy because helloooooo fried meat we can eat. (That rhymes. Also we’re dedicated carnivores, in case you hadn’t noticed.)
And that’s it! Thank you, most patient (possibly non-existent ) readers for following along.
It was great visiting you, Hong Kong. We’re definitely coming back again sometime in the near future.
sincerely dedicated to all things happiness,
two boots and a farwa