Friday Photo Flashback: Hong Kong Star Ferry
I have a lot of photos. That is putting it mildly. I’ve taken tens of thousands of photos since my dad first handed me a camera when I was 8 years old. For the rest of the summer, and maybe beyond, I’m going to dive into my archives and rediscover a few fun adventures I’ve taken over the years with and without my family. Just a little something to add some oomph to your Friday as you head into the weekend.
Views don’t get much better than when you are riding on the Star Ferry in Victoria Harbour, the main body of water between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. You are at the perfect angle to get a shot of the iconic Hong Kong skyline and rub elbows with a few locals, but a whole lot more visitors.
Back in 2010 Mike, Dek and I were in Hong Kong for a few days before heading into mainland China so I could work on a project. Everyone told us to hop on a ferry, even if it was just a round trip. It was THE thing to do with kids.
As far as attractions go the price and convienence could not be beat. Even during peak riding times it didn’t cost us more than US$0.44 (HK$3.40) each way. This was a bargain for those of us coming from Seattle where a bus ride costs at least US$2.50.
I’m not sure how exciting it was for a one year old, but Dek sure did enjoy being on the boat and looking out the window.
Of course Mike and I hadn’t researched what to do once we got onto Hong Kong Island. We just knew to take the ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central Star Ferry Pier. We spent a lot of time just wandering around and not really seeing much. Thankfully I learned from that mistake the next time Dek and I headed to Hong Kong for another week of work on a project.
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written by Keryn Means