#014.3: Jun from our lab took us hiking up the mountain in hong kong island today :)
it was about an hour to hike up from the university. not bad, though the countless fit 30/40-some year old joggers effortlessly passing by as we huffed and puffed up the trail made me feel sliiiighty out of shape.
the view at the top was stunning! you can see everything - the harbor, the city, the rest of the island… it was beautiful. the peak is known to be a huge tourist attraction, although most people opt out of the sweaty hiking trail and take the lift up and stroll around the top, which has a nice little shopping mall area with a wax museum and plenty of restaurants and such.