The Peak and Protests

Why hello there stranger!

Sorry for the absence on the blog recently; as you may have seen from our previous post, Craig and Finbar visited us for 2 and a half weeks so there’s lots to fill you in on, so let’s get started shall we?!

Over to Ryan…

We arrived in Central searching for the Peak Tram to take us up to Victoria Peak, which is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island that boasts panoramic views over the city.

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Found it!

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Craig couldn’t resist his first tourist photo.

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On it!

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It turned out that Batman was waiting for us at the top.

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We went to the podium for a quick photo shoot.

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Finbar went all stylist on Craig’s hair.

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Craig with his new lion/dragon friend.

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The first of many moon-gate pictures from their holiday.

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The Sky Terrace is the proclaimed highest point at the Peak and this grabbed our attention.

We were given an audio tour to polish up on our Hong Kong knowledge before exploring their new home further.

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With no Queenie, we resorted to taking some excellent selfies.

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On the way back down, we made an effort to avoid any tourist traps, so we went into Bubba Gump Shrimp (sorry, we failed).

Check out the views from our dinner table though! 😀

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Another bonus of Bubba Gump is that you get to keep your novelty cup when you order a drink.

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Finbar and I each opted for a precarious-looking Corona cocktail, which we didn’t spill once.

LOOK AT THAT LEAN!

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Shrimp, shrimp, burger and more shrimp.

It was all pretty good, but our primary goal was dessert…

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After Sam and Amber’s stellar review, we went in for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae.

One each, of course!

It was a frying pan full of cookies and ice cream.

A FRYING PAN FULL OF COOKIES AND ICE CREAM!!!

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We didn’t plan it, but eating took so long that it became dark by the time we finished.

We reascended  the Sky Terrace to get a double take of HK’s incredible skyline at night.

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Needed a photo at the Hugging Zone 😉

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This is one of my favourite photos from the trip!

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As the peak tram descended down the steep hill, Craig broke out his Smooth Criminal moves with MJ’s anti-gravity lean.

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As we were in the area, we popped over to Admiralty to lend our support to the Umbrella Revolution.

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There was a peaceful mood, yet heightened tension, as we arrived the day after the tear gas had been fired.

The protestors had quickly mobilized some choice quotes and colourful banners.

Craig and Finbar’s arrival coinciding with a revolution…coincidence?

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Things aren’t going well for CY Leung.

The dissent is abundantly clear.

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We spoke to some of the protestors to discuss opinions and share world views.

It was eye-opening to gain an inside view from people who live and breathe Hong Kong.

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Good luck, Hong Kong!

#UmbrellaRevolution

#UmbrellaMovement

#OccupyHongKong

#OccupyCentral

PS. Big thanks for Craig and Finbar for letting us nab some of their snaps for the blog 😀

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