On Thursday Pablo and I where proper tourists. We walked through Hong Kong park to get to the tram that would take us up the peak. On the way we passed a tea muesum and we thought, why not?
It was s***
But we made fun with it and i still had an ace time.
We walked to the peak tram station and managed to bag a front seat (the other tourists where really pushy and rude so we where the same). The ride up was really cool, it was practically vertical for most of the way. About 3 quarters of the way up you turn a corner, and the views of Hong Kong are insane. At this point, as if rehearsed, every passenger gasped in awe. It really was like nothing I've ever seen before.
We got off the tram and intantly youre thrown into the world of lucky cats and dragons and kimonos. And I fell for it. Of course I did, I f***ing love cats! Bought some tacky crap, but, do you know what? This is probably the only oportunity I will get to be a tourist in Hong Kong again. When you think China, you think Maneki-neko (yeah thats right, I googled it).
What The Peak estentially is, is a shopping mall with resturants and touristy shops and an awesome view. To get to the top top top of the Peak mall thingy, you have to pay a bit extra - but not much. Pablo and I went up about mid day, so basically I died, fried to a crisp. We walked around, looked at the view, took a photo and went for lunch.
Soooooo Pablo and I went for lunch... (dare I say it).... to a Forest Gump themed restuant called Bubba Gump... and I'm not going to lie, I really liked it. Everything was a reflection of the film, the food we had was good (we chose the sandwhiches option which was really the only reasonably priced options on the menu) and had a really good time. I am kind of dissapointed in myself in how much I enjoyed it, I thought it was great XD
I took Pablo back to the hotel because he had a tutor skype thing at 5, but I didnt feel done with my day. So I set out alone. I've been taking tips on where to go from this article and I decided to check out some Korean independant shops in Causeway Bay. It was a little daunting at first, having Pablo with me was a sort of comfort as he had more of an idea of his bearings than I did (boasting an extra 6 weeks to my measly 6 days)
It was an adventure though! I got a bit lost but if you look hard enough theres always some free wifi. The shops at Island Beverly where really cool, and I loved the look of some clothes, but I wished I'd read this article before I'd left with the absurd idea I could get a dress or something or ANYTHING for Bali.
Sassy's Top Tips On Island Beverly:
Do be mindful that the clothes are Asian sizes.
Yeah, sweet. So nothing for a short curvy girl. I retreated to Gap, where I got exactly what I wanted. Sadly I'm not the fashionista I imagined myself to be. Or maybe I would be, if I where paper-thin... I guess we'll never know.
The highlight of my little excurision was the way back. I yolo'd it, I took the tram. It was amazing.