Short but Sweet

by Wiwid Howat

What can you do in Hong Kong in 4hours? that was the first question that came to our minds when we arranged this trip. We knew that we were going to transit in Hong Kong on our way to London, and we were so excited to visit Hong Kong for the first time but also a little bit worried about what we could do in such a short time. Sam arranged a trip around Hong Kong and he made sure that we visit some great places.

We landed in Hong Kong at 5.30am then went straight to left luggage to store our massive hand-luggage (hihihi!). Because the airport is quite far away from the city centre, we took the express train to the city, and the tickets are sold at the airport - you can find for further information here.

Our first destination was Victoria Peak. The stop that you need to take is "Hong Kong", then you can walk to the peak tram to get to the top of the mountain. The view was spectacular and we were so lucky to get there early in the morning when there were not many people around and the sun was still so young. Most of the shops around the peak open around 9 or 10am, but we had to leave to catch other places in Hong Kong, so we just got a coffee from Starbucks (the only coffee shop open).

We went down to  the CBD and wandered around  for a while before catching the ferry to across to the mainland. We arrived in Tsim Sha Tsui and after doing a little bit of sightseeing around Kowloon, we came across the Mosque in the city centre, and the food around there looked amazing - too bad we didn't have time to sit down and eat because our flight to London was at 12.30pm. My colleague in Sydney recommended me to try the food from a street seller, and I found one of them on our way back to the airport. With a long queue, presumably the food is good... I got spicy rice cake, fish cakes and fried chicken... yummmoooo!