Victoria Peak 8/25/16
Yesterday after doing some exploring I decided to join a group of other exchange students in hiking Victoria's Peak. Victoria's Peak is one of Hong Kong's most popular attractions, as there are amazing panoramic views of the city. The hike starts out as very steep stairs leading straight up, which in 100+ heat is enough to make anyone want to quit. After that are very steep and winding paths that lead to the top, totaling 2800 meters. By the time we got to the top we were all exhausted and sweating very badly. We were surprised to see a whole city on top of the peak, with lots of restaurants and places to shop. We also noticed that there was a tram that leads up and down the mountain, which we ended up taking back because it was dark out by the time we were leaving.
I have yet to sleep through a night fully, so I have been waking up pretty late for me. I woke up to many texts saying that a group was leaving soon to get dim sum. We got lost trying to find the place and it turns out that the place is under construction. So we ate at another restaurant for lunch. Later on we decided to cross the bay and go into the part of Hong Kong that is attached to mainland China. We took a ferry both ways, which turned out to be very cheap ($2.50 HKD). Walking around for eight miles in my flip flops became very uncomfortable, and unfortunately I got some blisters. I looked for some simple leather sandals, but have not been able to find any yet. Yet another fun, but very tiring day.