It’s true, as I found out a few weeks ago, the famed Star Ferry, servicing cross-harbor trips in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor since 1880, costs under $1 and offers one of the most spectacular views in the world (if multi-colored, mind-boggingly tall skyscrapers set against the backdrop of a verdant, steep mountainside is your idea of picturesque that is).
As the Toronto Star points out, “the ferry has been named one of the 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler and last year was ranked first in the world’s top 10 most exciting ferry rides, according to a poll by the Society of American Travel Writers.” Not to knock that last poll, but something tells me there’s not a lot of steep competition for the most exciting ferry rides in the world. Ferry rides of the world: prove me wrong. Prove me wrong.
Hong Kong is filled with lots of amazing things to do for free or cheap - including the ferry ride. I'm not sure I'd call it exciting, but I'd for sure call it inspiring. Shanghai has a similar ferry ride, crossing the HuangPu River as you gaze at one of the most beautiful skylines in the world.
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