We left the relative quiet of Hualien and flew to the historic port city of Hong Kong. Asia’s center of banking and finance, the city of eight million is always busy.
On our first day in town we headed straight for the Peak Tram to take in the city’s famous skyline views. Hong Kong is generally recognized as the world’s most vertical city, and a trip to the top of Victoria Peak is the best way to see that for yourself.
We stayed in the North Point neighborhood of Hong Kong Island, which is just east of the densest areas of the island and a twenty-minute train ride from the busiest area of Kowloon on the mainland.
We made good use of the extensive public transportation system during our stay, including trips on century-old double-decker trams and a half-mile-long system of escalators.