I departed Heathrow at 6pm on Friday night on a Cathay Pacific flight bound for Hong Kong. Managed a bit of sleep on the plane as it was an overnight flight. Touched down at 13:00 local time in Hong Kong. Once through the customs I picked up an Octopus Card and jumped on the Airport Express to Hong Kong Station. Changed to the MTR a couple of stops down the blue line to Wanchai where I found my hotel about 2 blocks from the station. So the location is great, right in the heart of Wanchai, I’m on the 9th floor and its still a little noisey on the main road, do I ask for one of the 14th floor?

Once unpacked I took a stoll into Wanchai and took one of the elevated walkways to the seafront. Firstly I wandered past the Star Ferry terminal at Wanchai where people were fishing off the pier.

Wanchai Star Ferry

Fishermen at Wanchai

I then walked round past the exhibition centre to watch the sunrise against the backdrop of Victoria Peak and the Hong Kong Skyscrapers.

Wanchai Harbour Sunset

Hong Kong from Wanchai

Hong Kong Sunset from Wanchai

After than I wandered back to the MTR via a local “restaurant” so for satay noodles. On the way back found a bridge, next time I’ll take the tripod.

Wanchai Bridge Night

After food I took the train to Central where I met a friend. Found a bar named Bulldogs, a British Bar in Lan Kwai Fong, had a few beers, the US Navy must be anchored somewhere as there are a lot them in town. Finished the beers and took the MTR back to the hotel and slept, so all in all a good start to the trip! 5am now wide awake!

Think I might go to Stanley!