Peak of content
Trip Start Aug 04, 2011
132Trip End Jan 04, 2012
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The museum highlighted some important tid bits about British history which does leave a bad taste in my mouth, which is our own necessity for greed at the expense of others (although this is clearly a historical issue). After an unfair pact between Britiain and China during the Opium wars we were given control of Hong Kong allowing us yet another part of the globe to call our own. And the amount of people in the UK that have the cheak to complain with immigrants on our shores
It was a very interesting day and it was exactly what I was looking for as I didn't really know anything about Hong Kong beyond the bright lights. You can see the gains that Hong Kong has made under British rule as they are clearly more advanced than the rest of China, but still.
An exceedingly cheap journey on the Star Ferry across the bay from Tsim shun sui East to Central gave us a sample of the more expensive hotels all linked together by skybridges above the hustle and bustle of the traffic. We looked a little out of place here amongst all the shoppers with money, but it was yet another experience.
The Peak Tram rounded off the 5 nights and we stayed at 'the highest 360 panoramic viewing terrace in Hong Kong' long enough to watch all the lights come on and place the city in a majestic glow. The viewing platform was clearly not the highest however but it was a good view all the same and well worth the 60HKD return trip each.