Following disembarkation from the ship, we drove to Hong Kong Island. Along the way we passed the Jockey Club, a cemetery, a mosque, a prison and a golf course! Our first stop at Victoria Peak, site of the oldest funicular (built 1888) and awesome views of the city. We then rode down on the funicular backwards (steepest angle is 27 degrees). If you weren't seated backwards you'd fall forward. Afterwards we drove to Aberdeen, to board a sampan to view the last working fishing village in Hong Kong. Also, the location of the largest floating restaurant. We were then taken to Stanley Market, a popular shopping area. Here we stopped for lunch at a German restaurant. Yup, our first meal in Hong Kong was bratwurst and sauerkraut. An obligatory stop at the Tin Hau Temple, which marks the original shoreline of Hong Kong, before the many land reclamation projects. Our last stop was the eldest Chinese district in the city, which resembles Main street in Vancouver, with its many herbal, and dried food stores.