Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hong Kong Day 1: Ngong Ping 360

A roundtrip cable car ticket cost us HK$125 each. Crystal cabin is more expensive but it's okay, we can live with a regular cable cabin hee.

I have no words. The 20-minute cable ride was nothing short of amazing. We had a bird's eye view of Lantau Island, on our left we can see HKIA and directly below us is a lush mountain area with a trail going to Ngong Ping Village (I salute all the people who takes this route going there!).

Backpacks and all, we walked around the village spying for the cheapest restaurant (di namin type ang mga pagkain) and all the trinkets each stores have to offer.

I didn't count the exact number of steps before we reached the summit (I'm sure Google can provide the answer for that) but it was pretty high. The view from above was so beautiful we can't stop from gushing.

Although Buddha is not the god I whisper prayers to every night, I still offered a short prayer thanking him for the good weather and safe arrival at HK. We may acknowledge various gods but at the end of the day they're all the same, they have the same meaning and importance to us.

On our return trip to Tung Chung Station, JC and I waved hello like crazies to all the passing cable cars. It's really nice when your waves are returned or when they grant you their sheepish little smiles, acknowledging that we're not some random traveling crazies haha.

No comments: