11 Nov 2014
Finally, a much needed holiday! Erika and I headed to Hong Kong for a few days, and wasted no time in starting our sightseeing, heading directly from the airport to Ngong Ping village up on the peak of Lantau Island. The queue for the cable car was enormous, and it took over an hour before we actually got onto the cable car, with a glass bottom!
You might say it was a ‘bit’ foggy. On the way up, at times we couldn’t even see the car in front of us, and the long cable above seemed to disappear into the abyss. But there were breaks and we could see directly beneath us to the water and trees below. It’s a weird feeling standing on glass so high up! At the village it was similar deal, sometimes able to spot the huge Buddha statue up a further mountain of stairs, other times we could barely see past the bottom few steps.
We visited the statue, the temple, ate some good veggie food at Po Lin Monastery, wondered around the village and Erika lit some incense. I like the sign banning “alcohol and meat” :D. Also some cute dogs and a cow roaming around!