Yin and Yang. It teaches us there is balance in all things. And since I just blogged about a perfect day in Hong Kong, this second day had to have a few hiccups. Darn zen.
So if you had a second day in Hong Kong, you should consider doing the following...
Riding the tram to Victoria Peak. The tram takes you up to the most famous peak on Hong Kong island, Victoria Peak. It is a fun ride and very steep at times, you can almost feel gravity pulling on you. At the top of the peak you can get a breath-taking view of Hong Kong. Well, usually. When we went, it was so foggy that you could barely see a thing. Oh well, we had some fun with Bruce Lee (There is a Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in the observation building.)
Eating dumplings. A dumpling or dim sum lunch is a must in Hong Kong. We went to a popular restaurant located in the City Hall building. It was a great place where the dumplings are served on trolleys and you just pick whatever looks good to you. The servers didn't really speak English, so it was gamble every time we picked a dumpling basket. ("Please don't let it be ostrich brains...") But you know what? Everything we picked was absolutely delish. So what was the hiccup here? Ryan started to feel sick so he had to go lay down somewhere, while Jaimi and I filled up on dumplings.
Seeing the Tian Tan Buddha. This is a great side trip out of Hong Kong--it takes about 40 minutes to get out to Lantau Island on the MTR, but so worth it. From the subway you take a cable car ride to get to the buddha, it offers a great view of rolling green hills and the big buddha in the distance. When you arrive, you simply walk over to the buddha, climb some stairs, and take in the majestic size and beauty of the buddha. So what could have possibly gone wrong? See for yourself...
Although Jaimi and I couldn't find the Buddha, we still managed to have a great time.
Well, that is almost it for Hong Kong. Tomorrow, I am off to Shanghai with my mom and then we are going to meet up with my dad in Beijing for the weekend. When we get back, I have only one more day in Hong Kong and then I am off to London. It is all coming so fast. I can't decide whether to be nervous or excited. Who are we kidding, I am soooo excited!