All parts of items created in the chocolate factory are edible. The photos do not do the chocolates below justice.
The chocolatiers made two large pieces like the sword below (which we were not allowed to photograph). They were much more ornate and we think they were going to Madonna’s suite before her arrival later that day.
The rooms had Samsung tablets next to the bed so all lighting, room temperature, fan speed, and curtains could be controlled by using the tablet. Very convenient!
The indoor pool is very beautiful. If you’re not going to swim you might as well sit and drink a beer right?
The Peninsula Hotel has a room dedicated to history of the China Clipper. It was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila in November 1935.
On November 22, 1935, China Clipper took off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean. On November 29, the airplane reached its destination, Manila, after traveling via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail.
John’s grandfather Al Rabin and his well traveled brief case are pictured below. Mr. Rabin flew on the second China Clipper flight across the Pacific Ocean. His brief case and photo are displayed with other China Clipper items at the Peninsula Hotel.
Peking Duck dinner on our last night in Hong Kong.
Peninsula’s transportation fleet isn’t too shabby.
We started the day by taking the MTR (Hong Kong’s underground railway) from Kowloon to Hong Kong island to ride the Peak Tram. The MTR handles about three million people a day but you’d never guess that based on this pic.
The Peak Tram has had a faultless safety record since openning in 1888. A single steel cable hauls the tram up a long incredibly steep track ending at the Peak Tower.
The Peak Tower has the highest viewing platform in the city. The Sky Terrace platform is at 1,404 ft.
Erich’s photo op with Bruce Lee on our way up to the viewing gallery.
I’m ending this post with a few food photos from lunch. I don’t remember what they were…..but they were damn good.
Here’s another brief post. These photos were taken during a day we visited a street market and fish market. I love seafood and am always fascinated by the markets. The second photo is of bamboo scaffolding which I had never seen.
We have had very little down time so this post is going to be brief. Our trip will consist of 3 days in Hong Kong followed by 12 days in Myanmar. We’re traveling with our friends John and Debra who are very familiar with Hong Kong. John did a great job of showing us around and took us to some great restaurants.
Incredible view from the helipad on the roof of our hotel: