First day in Hong Kong

Here’s the beginning of my Hong Kong/Taipei vacation:

We arrived at the airport and went to the transportation counters. The Cosmopolitan Hotel had no shuttle bus but there are private companies that offer a shuttle bus service. We paid 140 Hong Kong dollars each. A train to the Main Station would have been 80 each (there’s a special price when you buy 2 tickets at atime). Of course the train doesn’t put you right at the hotel…

Since we got the hotel room through breakfast was not included and would have cost us 110 Hong Kong dollars each. We decided that we’d eat in local restaurants instead.

We then walked from the hotel to Times Square (Causeway Bay MTR) and from there to the main station. From there we walked to Star Ferry Pier which was easy to find and then to the bus stop for bus 15C which goes to the Peak tram. This one was harder to find but after asking a few people we did get there.

We then took the tram to the top of the Peak and admired the view. It was a cloudy day and there wasn’t much of a sunset to see. We got some food at a Chinese restaurant under the mall. I can recommend the Won Ton soup while my friend says the 5 spice duck liver was delicious.

We then checked out the shopping mall while we waited for it to get dark. Once it was dark we wnt to the 4th floor of the mall and the North observation area. Hong Kong at night is beautiful.

We took the tram back down the peak and took bus 15c back to Star Ferry Pier. We then took bus 70 to Aberdeen and ate a late dinner at the Garden restaurant. I can’t give exact directions but it was on the third floor of one of the buildings there. It was clearly popular with the locals; It was very big and pretty crowded. The Lemon chicken was very sweet while my friend got the goose. We then took bus 70 back to the hotel although we did have a fairly long walk (it was worth it when we passed the Lamborghini dealership).

Anyway, that was our first day in Hong Kong. I’ll be back with day 2 soon!

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  1. sakib says:

    i love travel every where in the world .

  2. Margaret says:

    Hi James:

    I’m just curious to know if you work for Yahoo, Inc.? Your site is linked to My Yahoo Homepage so I assume you work for Yahoo… right? Anyway, I love to travel and always looking to experience different cultures that are out there. I have been working in Human Resources since I’ve graduated from College. I feel that I’m stuck in this profession. I find it very difficult to switch my career towards the travel related industries since I don’t have the experience. I would love to have your job. I know my passion is travel. If you have any advice that can guide me towards a travel profession I would love to hear about it. You can reach me at

    I look forward in hearing from you.


  3. James Trotta says:

    I’m emailing margaret, but for the record everyone I do not work for Yahoo and traveling is a hobby, not a job for me. I’m just lucky to have a business that allows me to travel and maintin this web site…

  4. Nancy says:

    We are to go to China and end up in Hong Kong in the next few weeks. If you had one day on your own in Hong Kong, what would you recommend we see? Thanks. Our time is going to be very limited and we want to make the most of it.

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