We walked to the Charlie Brown Cafe…After that, we made our way to Ngong Ping…and then waited some more to get on the gondolas. We were so tired and hot…It took an hour by metro to get back to the hotel…It was a short break though because we had to walk almost twenty minutes to the harbor to see the light show. It seemed like a nonstop day…Read the rest of the post to see if we had any rest at all. :p
Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps are all done. Enjoy!
Day 6 – Thursday, June 6
– Brunch at Charlie Brown Cafe
– MTR to Lantau Island
– Ngong Ping 360
– Snack at Honeymoon Dessert
– Dinner from McDonald’s
– A Symphony of Lights
– Statues at Avenue of Stars at Victoria Harbour
Summary by: Melody
Captions by: Emily
Extra comments (in italics) by: Joyce (mom)
Photos by: Joyce (mom) + Norm (dad)
Note: Some links in the post will direct you to our reviews of the places. Links to all related/previous posts are at the bottom of this post.
We walked to the Charlie Brown Cafe. It was really good, and I got ham and cheese croissants and orange juice. There were comics on the walls and also statues of the Peanuts characters in the building.
After that, we made our way to Ngong Ping and we stood in a two-hour line to get tickets and then waited some more to get on the gondolas. We were so tired and hot. By the way, if you ever go to Hong Kong, never go in the early afternoon to the Ngong Ping 360 gondolas because the lines were short/gone on our way back. When we got to Lantau Island, we had some dessert and smoothies at Honeymoon Dessert.
It took an hour by metro to get back to the hotel and by that time it was dinner, so we got McDonald’s (surprise!). It was a short break though because we had to walk almost twenty minutes to the harbor to see the light show. They do this every night, and I love it because it’s a celebration of community and what they’re here for. The buildings were lit up and lights went across the harbor. We were so tired after that, so we sat down and watched the harbor while Daddy and Mommy went to the Bruce Lee statue. We took the metro back to the hotel.
Brunch at Charlie Brown Cafe
This is the front of the cafe. As you can see, it is different from the surrounding shops.
This is me with the pancakes and The Lucy Pink (just a milkshake with ice cream and yogurt). I think this was our first time seeing uncooked greens. I don’t think salad is a regular dish in Asian countries. :p
Mango cake for dessert!
MTR to Lantau Island
Going to the cable cars! It was a long way to get here…and then another 2.5-3 hours before we were able to get tickets and get on the gondolas.
Ngong Ping 360
All the cable cars going up!
The view of HK
The pic of all of us at the sign and a cable car thanks to someone we look a photo for before this. We were so hot and tired by the time we got here, we didn’t want to stay long. A tip for anyone who wants to make it out all the way here: come about 2 hours before they close when there are no lines!! We saw that even the tour groups that had pre-purchased tickets had to wait a long time as well.
A map of mostly things we didn’t see. :p
Snack at Honeymoon Dessert
Daddy with his Mango Sago with Pomelo and Green Tea Ice Cream
More of Ngong Ping
Nice pic of the view underneath us!
Us almost back
Hi, My Melody!
A Symphony of Lights
Really tired, but fun to watch! It is a nightly show that starts at 8pm and lasts for 10 minutes. About 40 buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon participate in this show that includes music by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Statues at Avenue of Stars at Victoria Harbour
Along the harbour is also the Avenue of Stars. We didn’t quite make it down the whole stretch because the walk down there was longer than we anticipated and it had been a long day. We saw some of the statues and then headed back up by MTR.
Related Posts: Hong Kong Trip 2019 Recap
Have you been to Hong Kong before? What were some highlights from the trip? Do you have any travel tips?
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