Humid with a Chance of Fishballs…
Remember that free walking tour I mentioned in my last post? Well that’s what today was all about. Humid with a Chance of Fishballs – probably the best free walking tour we’ve ever been on!
We arrived at Central Station just before 09:30, met up with our tour guide Virginia, then joined another four people and got started. The fact that there was only seven of us from start to finish (tour guide included) made the whole experience feel every personal, and gave us a chance to actually get to know one and other, unlike on other tours where it’s easy to feel like you’re just following loads of other people around:
The tour itself had a bit of everything, starting with stops at The Cenotaph, The Old Supreme Court, Statue Square and HSBC HQ, before moving on to Lan Fong Yuen where we tried Hong Kong Tea and Tai Cheong Bakery where we tried Hong Kong Egg Tarts:
The tour officially ended at around midday, but before letting us set off on our own Virginia flooded us with tips and even made up a half day itinerary for us so that we could make the most of our afternoon.
We walked to Tim Ho Wan (Central), the lowest priced restaurant in the world to get a Michelin Star, ordered the Baked Buns with BBQ Pork (x3) and the Prawn Dumplings (x4) then walked up to the roof garden to sit down and eat:
After lunch we took the Central-Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system (the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world) for over 800 metres all the way to the top:
From there we walked through Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (which didn’t cost anything!) then all the way down to Exchange Square Bus Terminus where we caught the Bus 15 up to Victoria Peak again. The weather was near perfect today – sunny with a slight breeze. We returned to exactly the same spot as last time and tried to take an identical photograph just to highlight how much difference a bit of sun can make. Click here to remind yourself of the weather yesterday, and have a look at this in comparison:
Instead of taking the Peak Tram we chose to walk down from Victoria Peak (which was quite a challenge given that we both had flip flops on) then headed for the library to get a few bits sorted ahead of our next flight in a couple of days.
I know this might seem like another promotional post but honestly, I’m just giving my personal opinion on what was an absolutely amazing day. To anyone planning a trip to Hong Kong, you have to check out Humid with a Chance of Fishballs.
Oh one last thing too – it’s probably worth pointing out that my phone has now officially died on me, hence the fact that I haven’t posted anything for a few days now. Don’t worry though mum, I am still alive, and have access to Wi-Fi most of the time so should be able to keep up.