The Star Ferry & Hong Kong Skyline at Night

After we had dined at Amber, we returned to the hotel.  But first, a cool photo:


We take photos of our reflection whenever we find the opportunity.  Otherwise we don’t get many couple-pics.

Then a ride on the metro:


My husband.  He’s so dashing!

Then I noted in my journal that we went back to the hotel and slept for FOUR HOURS.  Guess that’s jet lag for you.  Then we hopped back up, and went out again.  Went to Nathan Road, which is apparently a place tourists flock to.  Seeing as we’re tourists, that’s also where we’re gonna go.  We’re not really into pretending that we’re not tourists.  We totally are.  We try not to be ANNOYING tourists, sure.  But we’re sure as heck not going to deny the obvious — we’re 100% tourists.  We don’t live there, and we’re going there to check things out.  Tourists.

But I guess we’re not super-typical, because all the shopping of Nathan Road isn’t something we’re into.  I actually dislike shopping very much.  That could probably be another post for another time.

Anyhoo, aside from lots of touristy shops, Nathan Road is also home to Chunking Mansions, purportedly the cheapest rent in the city, there’s about 4000 people living in that one building:


And then we kept wandering.  And you know what?  I have no idea what this place is.  Just a cool picture with a boat in front of what I suspect is a fancy hotel:


The boat says, “Sail The High Life.”

And then we arrived at the Star Ferry.  If you clicked that link, you’d know that the Star Ferry boats have been running for over 100 years, and that it affords you one of the most spectacular views of Victoria Harbour.  Or, you don’t have to read that.  You can just look at these next few pictures:


Honestly, I don’t think any more needs to be said.  This last picture says it all.


2 responses to “The Star Ferry & Hong Kong Skyline at Night

  1. I love the arrows on the floor where Andrew is getting on the metro. Isn’t that interesting? So, that there is less chaos! Actually, it appears that Andrew may not have followed those arrows properly. Hmmm. 😉

    Such a beautiful skyline! Okay, so as you have seen many a city skyline, do they all begin to look the same? Like, I know that they become identifiable in pictures and such but do they equal in beauty?


    • The arrows are for when the metro’s full, indicating to wait on the side before everyone’s off. Or, something to that effect. Just like elevators — it makes more sense to let people off, before attempting to enter the contraption. Also… not 100% everyone follows those arrows at the best of times. ha
      I think the Hong Kong skyline, at night, is among the most striking in the world… in my experience, anyway. Makes it more beautiful to be reflected on the water of the harbour. Just my opinion. 🙂


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