Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Last day in Hong Kong, I spend it wandering around Central on Hong Kong Island. The area is built for office work and shopping, a mix that I don't find particularly interesting, but a visit to the aviary in Hong Kong Park and a short hike up the mountain forming the backdrop to downtown make it worth the visit.
The mountain neighborhood behind downtown is an interesting area. Like most of the mountains in this region, the grades are severe, yet they've managed to build high-rise appartment buildings one after the other stacked on the hills. The roads that serve them are long switchbacks which pedestrians can shortcut by taking stairs. Hong Kong really doesn't accomodate cyclists, I only see a couple all day long and even those are people using them to sell things off the back.