You’re probably wondering why I didn't dive into the local cuisine with chopsticks in-hand but I’m not very adventurous with food. I enjoy a diverse range of ethnic dishes but I’m not a fan of most meat or seafood and wasn’t about to munch on the pig heads or sunkissed ducks hanging in restaurant windows.
I chose restaurants very carefully after spotting large (extremely brave) cockroaches hanging out on the sidewalk but I did try the fresh ice cream waffles. My husband loved the abundance of natural fruit juice and to avoid popping Immodium like Tic Tacs, fried rice is relatively safe. If you aren't a picky eater I encourage you to embark on a culinary quest to tantalize your taste buds with exotic flavor. Eating is a popular pastime in Hong Kong and there are many affordable options.
If you arrive in the morning when the weather is nice and the lines are manageable, jump on a tram to Victoria Peak – the highest hill on Hong Kong Island. You can catch a bus from the pier to the tram terminal or simply walk uphill as we did. The steep ride through the trees is breathtaking!