Day 7. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong and the mid-autumn Fire Dragon Festival

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On our first morning in Hong Kong we were awake quite early and were eating breakfast in the hotel’s 2nd floor restaurant soon after it opened. The selection wasn’t as extensive as at the Manila Sofitel but it was quite adequate for our needs.

Untitled View from our 30th floor room at the IBIS Hotel North Point, Hong Kong

Our first task on leaving the hotel was to purchase two Octopus Cards at HK$50 each from the nearby North Point MTR station. We then loaded them with a further HK$100 each. Please note that these transactions can only be carried out using cash. Fully equipped with our travel cards, we took the escalators down to the platform level and caught an Island Line train along to Central station. From there, it was just a short walk across to the adjacent Exchange Bus Station where we caught a No.15 bus up to

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