I brought out my Hong Kong food pictures already, but I didn’t spend all my time eating Chinese food while I was there. Hong Kong is made up of several islands, and many of them are accessible by cheap ferry rides.
First, I went to Lantau Island. You can get there by ferry, but I actually took the metro. The island’s major attraction of the last few years has been Hong Kong Disney Land. I skipped Mickey Mouse and saw the giant Buddha instead.
There was a rest stop/amusement park type of area next to the Buddha statue. It had t-shirt stores, a photo taking area with Hello Kitty, and a Starbucks. Apparently not even a religious site in the quiet mountains can entice tourists without the allure of brand name coffee.
The Po Lin Monastery is a short walk away.
I also went to Lamma Island. It’s a quick 30 minute ferry ride from Hong Kong Island.
Lamma Island is a lovely getaway from the city. A lot of the houses I saw on the island seemed abandoned. I don’t if many people live there, other than the restaurant workers. Fittingly, all the restaurants are seafood joints.
There’s a couple of beaches you can visit when the weather is nicer. Or you can do what I did and walk around taking pictures of the killer views.