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Day 4

This day starts later. Our Oppo mobile phone wake up call does not seem to work. The truth is we did not switch it on yesterday night in order to ring in the next morning. Therefore, we have woken up by the waitress knocking at our door. Time is 10.50 a.m..

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We had a quick shower and went out at 11.40 a.m.. First of all we bought a couple of Octopus cards, to enjoy the transportation system of the city, which is quiet cheap and absolutely efficient. As a matter of fact by the Octopus Card you can pay restaurants, shops, supermarkets and so on. So, it is the best way to face the daily life in Hong Kong.

We went to Salim’s shop to buy it, then approached the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, on Victoria Harbour. The ferry took about five minutes to berth Central.

We walked over the city centre directed to the Peak Tram station. Queued for about one hour, then got on the tram to the Peak. Up there the view of the city is truely amazing: you can see the whole city from the New Territories, one of the three main regions of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Area, to the eastern area. At the same time you can feel how much is important Hong Kong and how it is focused on future or, better, on the present day!

As Mr. M. said “in HK everything is now, everything is today, tomorrow is too late“.

When finished at the Peak and came back by the tram, we walked a couple of minutes down the street and visited the Anglican Church (Cathedral) of St. John.

At about 6.30 p.m. we went to the bus station to see what bus was going to Ap Lei Chau. It wa and, of course, is the bus line number 90. We were planning to go there soon. Therefore, came back to the seventh pier in order to catch the ferry back to Tsim Sha Tsui. We approached Kowloon Peninsula in less than ten minutes (there was some traffic in the sea that day), walked over Peking Road, then crossed Nathan Road to get to our usual place on the Humphrey’s. We got back home at 8.30 p.m.