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May 26th 2012
Published: May 26th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Always a favorite - a group photo shot by some unsuspecting tourist.
Hong Kong (May 26, 2012) After some dim sum and a nap for most of us, we headed off to see Victoria's Peak - the highest point on Hong Kong Island, and a great way to view the city from the top. We took a shuttle to the ferry, the ferry to Hong Kong Island, a cab to the tram and a tram up the mountain. The line up for the tram up the mountain were quite long - estimated at an hour, but it moved fairly fast and after about 45 minutes we packed into the tram for a steep ride up the mountain. There is a six storey observation center at the Peak with an open observation deck at the top. You're always at risk for low clouds and fog obscuring the view from the observation deck and when we first arrived, visibility was quite poor. But like Oklahoma weather, you wait a while and it can change quickly. After a few photo ops up on the observation deck we went for dinner at Bubba Gumps - another tradition with the teams that have gone through Hong Kong. After dinner, we usually take the double decker bus back down the twisting mountain roads into Hong Kong city center...urging the unsuspecting well satieted rookies to sit at the front window of the upper deck. Motion sickness is bound to hit one of them! :)

Unfortunately, the lines for the buses were quite long, so we opted for the direct route back to the hotel via the tunnel under Hong Kong Harbor and packed it in for what was a fun filled time in one of my favorite cities - Hong Kong. Had a great night's rest, am packed, and after breakfast a dash to the airport and off to the real reason we're here...the people of Sichuan Province.


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Central Line to Hong Kong Island.
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The characteristic tower on the left (International Financial Center Building)
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At night the building of Hong Kong are lit up with moving colorful lights and patterns. Impressive views.


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