After an awesome flight on Emirates which was like a flying Marriot hotel, we landed safely in HK at 5pm. Immigration was simple and once we had our bags we got the bus to the city centre to find somewhere to stay. As Hostelworld had said that the majority of hostels were in an area called Chunking Mansions, we decided to head that direction. Little did we know that the Mansion is an infamous 18 story building where you get offered drugs every 2 minutes. Perfect! After being harassed by about 10 Indian men to stay at their hostel, we managed to get a triple room. So we dropped the bags and headed out for some dinner before hitting the hay as we were a bit wrecked.
We woke up severely hungover the next day so productivity was at an all-time low! We spent the day moping around and munching on fast food. We finally ventured out in the evening time for some Indian food. I made the schoolboy error of asking for a spicy vindaloo. I couldn’t eat a morsel it was so hot. Poor choice. On the way back we did a little bit of Irish dancing in the street before retiring for our last sleep over together a group. Sad times.
We checked out the following morning and got the Star Ferry across to HK Island and then the bus up to the famous Peak lookout point. The views from the top were pretty amazing but the lookout itself has been made into a shopping centre so have your wallet at the ready! We moseyed on back to the hotel in the late afternoon before grabbing the last supper together at another Indian restaurant. Lesson learned this time! We picked up our bags, hopped on the bus to the airport and were on the way to the UK for a night stopover before making for Dublin.
See you all soon,