The world is my school and today I learned that they have a transport here called Ding Dings. For about half of the day today I was working on homework. Once we were done working we went on an adventure. This adventure was to find fireworks that my mom thought where meant to go off every night. After waiting at the harbor for 30 minutes we decided to go back to the apartment. While we were waiting for the fireworks we got to see all of these lit up buildings. It was sooooo beautiful. All of the buildings either had their company name lit up bright or they were decorated for New Years. On the way back home we could walk through the buildings and it was sooooo cool. What I mean by walk through the buildings is that there are tunnels that are above the ground and they connect from building to building.
In Hong Kong, one of the cool ways of transportation is a Ding Ding. Ding Dings look like small buses that move on a cable. Sadly I have not taking one yet. The Ding Dings have been running for 109 years. Now that is a lot. If you want to check and make sure I am right they started business in 1904. There are other ways to get somewhere like using the MTR. The MTR is a subway except it runs under the harbor from island to island also. They also have loads of buses here. Another transport is trams. A tram is a car that goes up the side of the mountain. Then the last way to get somewhere besides walking is by taking a ferry. The STAR ferry is the most famous one here. That is all the transportation.
One other thing that I noticed is that it is really hilly on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong Island is like Gibraltar. Hong Kong is like Gibraltar because Gibraltar is a big rock where it is high in the middle and not high on the outside and Hong Kong is high in the middle and not high on the outside. Another thing they have in common is that they were both ruled by the UK. They also both have tunnels inside for hiding.
After a while of walking we started asking ourselves if we are going the right way. After more walking we decided that we are going the wrong way. When we found our way home we figured out that I crossed the wrong way. My 2 sisters kept on saying that it was all my fault, then I said if you knew that I went the wrong way then why did you follow me.
Well that was my day.
Thank you for reading and please comment.
Jupiter Jen I think its wonderful they have so many means of transportation. I also think it is great that you are navigating through Hong Kong. Radioactive Rob and I take lots of turns on our trips and sometimes end up some where we did not expect. It's all part of the adventure! Thanks for my lesson today, I learn something from every post! Love and hugs
Gran Gautney Hi Captain, I am so impressed that there are so many seemingly sophisticated means of transportation there. The tunnels from island to island is really impressive and must have been hard and expensive to build. Does it matter to you that everything is so close together. Do you yearn for open spaces? Thanks for all the info about transportation there. Does the air smell bad? Love to all, Gran
Aunt Heather A research question for you: what other places in the world were--or are--ruled by the British? Hint: I live in one of them! Great report on the transpo! You can learn a lot about a city by riding public transport. Ding ding sounds so sweet. Do they have Bubble tea? If so, get some. Ends with a great surprise ;-)
Rosie-Meets-World Hi Captain O, I can't wait to go on a ding ding can you? I really hope you got some good work done since you spent half of the day doing homework i mean that must have been boring for you. i still can't believe the ding dongs have been running that long! Did I just say ding dong?! i am sorry that i made you feel sad because i said it was all your fault i totally take that back! p.s. i think it's really cool how you say Captain O out i wish i could copy you but i think that might be a little mean. love you keep up on your great blogs! bye.