26 August 2015

The Star Ferry



To get from Hong Kong Island over to Kowloon, I would not normally choose to take the ferry.  If I know my way around and if finding parking is not such a hassle, I would drive.  If driving is not an option, the fastest way, of course, would be to take the MTR (subway train).  If I can get to the place by taking the bus (without having to change midway), that would be my first choice, though.  The Star Ferry, for me, is more of a touristy thing to do.  That, plus the fact that I don’t particularly like being on the water.

But.  I did take the Star Ferry yesterday and I have to say that I enjoyed the ride.  What’s more, the fare was only HK$2 (US$0.25)!  For anybody coming to visit Hong Kong, taking the Star Ferry across the harbor is definitely a must.

StarFerry

StarFerry



10 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

I miss taking ferries. We used to take one when driving from NJ to VA - glad you had a good time!

abrianna said...

I am glad it was not expensive and that you enjoyed the ride. Sometimes it is fun to do a touristy thing when you live in that area.

Pieni Lintu said...

Nice shot, I like both :)

Tom said...

$.25, what a deal! Tom The Backroads Traveller

barbara said...

We take vaporetti (small ferries) every time we visit Venice and kids love them (we grown-ups too!). Love the first one!

Dina Lettre said...

Oh, I would love for my boys to take a ferry...other than the one to the Magic Kingdom! ;)

carolina rico said...

a boat ride is always fun!!

Cathy Keller said...

You have so many ways to get around...That is amazing. I think I could enjoy them all. The auto and walking is all I have here but it is a small town. Have a grand day!

Kim Cunningham said...

I enjoyed the ferry as a tourist, but I can see why you might not take it on the regular. I was very impressed with your MRT system and I love to travel that way.

tinajo said...

That was cheap - and I´m sre it was nice :-)

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