Alright, so where did we leave off?! Day 2: we started the day at Stanley Market. We had a few hours to roam the shops, checking out what the locals had to offer, exploring the waterfront restaurants and casually walking the streets. The views were great, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Low 70’s and sunny in January? Yes, please! The following pictures should give you an idea of the incredible experience we had at the market…
From there, we traveled to Victoria’s Peak. Once again, as in Hong Kong at Dragon’s Back, the views were absolutely breathtaking. The following pictures should do the spot more justice than any words I could ever use:
After Victoria’s Peak, we visited the City Gallery. The trip was short and sweet, but we learned a lot about Hong Kong. Following City Gallery, our fabulous organizers planned a CBS tram party not only for our study group, but also for other CBS students in the area. Before boarding the trams, we managed to sneak in a group shot (go figure!):
The next day, we had our first company visits at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and MTR Corporation. The company representatives, which included Charles Li, the CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited, were extremely impressive.
Following 3+ hours at company visits, we grabbed a few drinks at Ozone at the Ritz Carlton, the highest bar in the world. The pictures don’t do the views justice. The built-in cup holders in the granite, carved out in the bathroom sink areas, were also a nice touch.
The next day, we met with the Chairman of Swire Group and Cathay Pacific Airways. What a guy. He was one of the most articulate executives I’ve ever heard speak. Very sharp and professional, and also able to relate to all of us CBS students.
Later that day, we departed from our hotel in Hong Kong. We took a cable car up to see the giant Buddha, eat a vegetarian lunch at the Po Lin Monastery, and walk around the Ngong Ping Market. As you can see, Tom especially enjoyed the Buddha:
Seeing as that was our last day in Hong Kong, that’s all for now folks. More to come on our time spent in Taiwan!
Lauren Harmon CBS ’16