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A week in Hong Kong in April--What to do?

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Alright, fellow Fodorites, it's been a while, but I'm back, and I'm ready to travel! As usual, I'm relying on your collective expertise to help me in planning a(nother) fabulous adventure.

I'm heading to Hong Kong in two weeks, sadly without BFF (as her budget didn't match mine). The thing is, I'm a total newbie to Asia: I've never been anywhere near it. (The closest I've come is our trip to Hawai'i a few years back--and by close, of course, I mean distance!) I'm staying on Hong Kong Island near Sheung Wan. Since I know next to nothing about Hong Kong beyond the fact that it EXISTS (okay, I'm exaggerating a bit here ;)), my wish list is pretty much the following:

The Peak
Seeing the Harbour at night
Day trip to Macau
Not getting lost :)

I'm going to admit to being a little nervous about this trip, mainly because I'm going to be alone. I've heard that a single female should avoid Chung King Mansions like the plague, for instance. I'm worried I'll accidentally order a meal featuring cat (!). I'm worried I'll need more money than my teacher-salary budget will allow.

So, with that, where to go and what to do? For instance, should I spend the US $154 on a day trip (with meal and guided temple tour) to Macau, or just take the ferry myself and wing it? Is the MTR as easy to navigate as the Underground and NYC subway, or is it a killer like le Métro? Is the MTR expensive? Is there a week-long travel card I can purchase for it?

The Fodor's travel guide is on the way, btw, but I trust you'ens even over that!



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