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Hong Kong’s Peak

The Peak was Hong Kong’s highest point at just over 550 metres above sea level. It had once been a place where the elite visited during Hong Kong’s steamy summers until an English governor built his home there, setting a trend for other wealthy residents. At that time, the only way to reach the top was by a steep path. The wealthy sat in a tiny sedan car and were carried up and down by two of their staff until a tram line was constructed.

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First day in Hong Kong

Hong Kong was a stop over to break up an extra-long flight, so I stayed a week. This was a time before the islands were returned to China. On my first day, I had dropped and broken my camera and once I replaced it, I stepped out of the camera store to be greeted by Aishwarya Rai’s famous face on a giant billboard. 

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