the chronicles of Hong Kong

Visiting Victoria Peak has been at the top of my Hong Kong to-do list. However, knowing I had two full weeks here, I had no interest in waiting in line to take the tram. My friends convinced me not to let my impatience get the best of me — they told me to just get up early to avoid the lines. I’m so glad I listened. Sunday morning, I trekked back to the Central District and was at the top of the Peak by 11 a.m. The view was magnificent.

I decided not to spend the whole day up there (as I’ve proven, I can usually see what I need to see very quickly) because I’d like to come back up at night. Apparently the view is even more spectacular — a declaration I don’t doubt considering how cool it was to fly in at night.

I went to Kowloon to visit the waterfront and the Avenue of the Stars because who could come all the way to Hong Kong and NOT try to find Jackie Chan?

I then meandered around Nathan Road for a bit, ducking into shops to bask in the air conditioning (quickly becoming a new favorite pastime). It didn’t take too long to realize that my jetlag and busy weekend of exploring were catching up to me. By 3 p.m., I realized I needed to just go home and relax before my first day of work at the Hong Kong office.

I spent the rest of my Sunday watching reality TV and ordering from room service. That may sound luxuriously lazy, but who am I to argue with the powers of a delicious cheese plate?

*Title inspired by one of the first (and best) SNL Digital Shorts, “Lazy Sunday.”

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