Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hong Kong Trip 2010: Day 4

On our fourth day, we had breakfast at Charlie Brown Cafe which is just across our hotel. It was very convenient for all of us because it was just a walking distance. The place is Charlie Brown themed. At the entrance, you will be greeted by a huge Charlie Brown statue standing near the stairs. The cafe is located on the second floor but there is a glass display of cakes and other pastries located at the entrance. Upon climbing up the stair, you will see a display of Charlie Brown characters and his friends as well. Then when you reach about 15 steps, you will then see the counter which is self-service. There were alot to choose from the menu. They have pancakes, croissants, sandwiches, and egg muffins to mention a few. They also serve lunch meals. I had the mini croissant with ham and cheese paired with orange juice. The food was okay. Well I cannot really judge it just like that because it was my first time to eat there. What made the place extra special is the ambiance. Everything looks cute. The tables, chairs, ceiling, dividers, doors, and other decorations. The place is perfect for some cup of coffee while reading a good book or newspaper. Definitely a place to relax. I suggest to those coming to Hong Kong to visit the cafe for that one of a kind experience.

Next on our itinerary was to go to the century old Peak Tram. According to history, it is the first mode of transportation of the HK locals. Today, the Peak Tram is used to carry tourists and other visitors to the upper portion of Hong Kong. From the Central district to the Victoia Peak via the mid-levels, tourists will have a great view of the harbour and HK skyscrapers. Upon reaching the Peak tram terminus, this is where you will purchase tickets. Other attractions located there is the Madame Tussauds wax museum and Sky terrace. You can opt to purchase combination tickets to save on money as well as going back via the Peak Tram again. We just chose to see the Madame Tussauds via Peak tram going and coming back. At the wax museum, you will have the opportunity to take pictures with your favorite stars and other famous people. For example Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Adolf Hitler, and David Beckham. We did not go with the Sky Terrace view because it was very cold that time and foggy. You wont see clearly the beautiful view. We just had lunch at Burger King located inside the mall. When it was time for us to go down, the queue to the Peak Tram was long and what made it worst is that the line was located outside the mall. Imagine how cold it was and it was raining too. Good thing our trusty coats did their job well by protecting us.

After our peak Tram journey, we travelled by ferry going back and walked to Avenue of Stars to witness the Symphony of Lights every 8pm. The show wasn't that entertaining much. So after that we just walked going to 1881 Heritage, to Canton Road and shopped a little at H & M (you can check my HK haul post here ). We also went to Mongkok for last minute shopping before we leave for Macau the next day.

Charlie brown sign

Charlie Brown's head cake


mini croissant with ham and cheese and orange juice

this way to Peak tram

going up

entrance to the Madame Tussauds wax museum

clock tower

Symphony of Lights

H&M shop


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