Day 2 in Hong Kong began feeling fresh. I slept for more than 10 hours and the jet lag had nearly worn off. I repacked my bag and left the hostel to begin my photography for today.
As soon as you enter the Peak Tower you pass through a souvenir store. There’s a Madame Tussaud’s up here, but was it crowded!
I decided to have lunch from a restaurant on the same floor. I ordered a beef fried rice, but what I got tasted more like beef burned rice. It was terrible, and I just couldn’t finish eating it. Complete waste of HK$50!
You don’t need to pay HK$65 if you don’t want to go up to the observation deck on the Peak Tower, but I wanted the highest view possible.
I know an image this small may not “W-O-W” you but the skyline of Hong Kong truly is amazing!
I shot some more time-lapse sequences before deciding to leave.
I stepped inside the Galleria mall to soak up some air-conditioning. Also, that beef burned rice was a pointless meal, as I soon found myself hungry again. Fortunately, a McDonalds is never too far away, and had teriyaki sandwich meal. (Hey, if you’re going to eat at McDs in a foreign land, at least try something different on the menu)
I reserved myself a spot near the Lion’s Pavilion and set up my tripod.
Once I felt I had taken enough photos, I packed up and headed back to the tram station.
My day was done anyway. I gave my friend Bikram a call and walked back to Central MTR station.
It was quite windy at night, which I later learnt from my hostel roommates was because there was a typhoon passing through Hong Kong. I hoped it wouldn’t wreak havoc or rain heavily tomorrow as I planned to go to Ocean Park.
Today was a good start to my sight-seeing. Although I only used 91 photos above, I actually shot 2359 photos! 🙂 You’ll see why when I put my time-lapse video together.