Wednesday 13th August
After a good night’s sleep, we headed over to Central for a spot of lunch.
We made our way up to the rooftop of the IFC mall, Hong Kong island’s tallest building offering views of Victoria Harbour on one side and Kowloon peninsula on the other. It looks much better on a clear day 😉
Although it was tipping it down and RED was fully booked, we found a sheltered spot outside and made ourselves at home.
I went for fish and chips, while Josh had a tasty mixed mushroom pasta dish.
I’ve been craving a decent portion of fish and chips in Hong Kong for ages and this bad-boy really hit the spot! The fish was meaty and succulent with a light batter, accompanied by thick wedges and a jalapeño salad; I’m drooling just thinking about it…
FUN FACT: As the bars and restaurants can be a little pricey, you can pick up some picnic food from CitySuper in the mall and have free reign of the comfy sofas, tables and armchairs (they’re not owned by the restaurants) or just head up there to relax and enjoy the views!
Despite the fog and torrential downpour, Josh insisted on going up Victoria Peak, which is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island with an altitude of 552m, boasting panoramic views over the city.
The Peak Tram travels up a steep hill…
So obviously we pretended that we were on a rollercoaster.
The gift shops are awesome and it saves you haggling at the Ladies Market 😉
Waiting for the rain to pass, we popped into a café for some bubble tea.
As the rain let up, we power-walked over to the viewing platform. Just to let you know, this is what the views are like on a clear day…
…and this is what we saw.
Josh still had a whale of a time though; he loves fog and we definitely got the best view of it up there! (I’m not even joking)
If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll know that I can’t walk past a moon-gate without doing this…
Coming down from the Peak, we walked across the road to Hong Kong Park and Josh went up the viewing tower. I gave it a miss as it made me feel super dizzy last time!
The views are pretty rad from the top!
After strolling around the park, we returned home to meet Ry for dinner after work.
We headed over to Nabe One for a hotpot buffet, but there was a bit of a queue so we wandered around the mall and local supermarket to kill some time. We even found some starters…
Around 20 minutes later, we were given a booth and immediately piled our bowls high with vegetables to fill up our spicy kimchi broths.
Look how happy he is at his first Japanese hotpot!
Josh’s favourite part was definitely the all you can eat ice cream 😉