We soon arrived at the station for the Victoria Peak Tram. It turned out that skip the line was not an entirely accurate description of the tickets we had. When we got there, a member of staff checked our tickets and then directed us to a line for a window where we had to exchange this for their tickets. The line was a lot shorter than the regular ticket line and moved very quickly and this was no issue. Once we had our tickets, we moved towards the platform. There were a lot of people waiting there. In the waiting area there were all kinds of displays about the history of the Victoria Peak Tram, but unfortunately the lighting in the area made it next to impossible to take photos. It was still very interesting though. The Victoria Peak Tram is celebrating its 130th birthday this year. The name Victoria Peak Tram is actually misleading. Rather than a tram, it is a funicular railway. It covers a distance of just under a mile and an elevation of just under 400 meters with a gradient of up to 48%. So this is quite an experience. Shortly after we arrived, a tram came and left and I thought that it would have to wait out at least one more tram, but we were on the next one. They are surprisingly spacious, but not very comfortable with narrow and hard wooden benches. The view more than makes up for this though. I have to say I had certain romantic notions about Victoria Peak and they could not have been further from the truth. I think there is a good reason why the photos that are online either show the views or the Victoria Peak Tram. I had envisaged standing on a mountain top surrounded by green landscapes enjoying the views. The views are definitely spectacular, but the reality is that the tram takes you to the Peak Tower, which consists of multiple levels with restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. On top of the Peak Tower is the highest 360° viewing platform - The Sky Terrace 428. Access to this was included as part of our ticket. To get there, we had to go past the different venues. The views from the top are absolutely amazing. We were looking at some of the mansions on Victoria Peak, but also had amazing views over the bay and the Hong Kong skyline. We had timed this that we would be up there for the sunset, but due to the heavy clouds, there was no sunset forthcoming. Once we had enough, we made our way back down. While we were waiting for the Victoria Peak Tram, I spotted an advert featuring Dim Sum, which is what I was graving. So we went to the restaurant on our way down. This is called Lú Fēng and features a wide range of Cantonese dishes, but also has a separate Dim Sum menu. Whereas the main menu is a posh leather covered affair, the Dim Sum menu is printed on paper and comes with a pencil. You then circle what you want and it is brought to you. We started with some sparkling mineral water. I was quite surprised that there was no tea on the menu, but I spotted an entry on the main menu that Chinese tea is available for 20 Hong Kong Dollar per person so we had some of this. I had chosen some items from the Dim Sum menu and Graham had chosen something from the main menu. Our server collected my Dim Sim menu, picked up the other menus and left. She had obviously thought that I had ordered for both of us. Graham was OK with this turn of event and it turned out that I nearly ordered enough for the two of us anyway. We had steamed barbecue pork buns, fried pork dumplings and deep fried rice rolls filled with pork. The steamed barbecue pork buns were the favourite for both of us. All dishes came with odd numbers of pieces. The steamed barbecue pork buns where quite easy to split. With the other dishes, this was a bit more tricky. Graham had a slight preference for the fried pork dumplings and had an extra one of those and I had an extra deep fried rice roll. Once we had finished our food, we still had a little hole and debated whether we should have dessert or another order of barbecue pork buns. The barbecue pork buns won out. By the time we had finished those, we were stuffed. We made our way back to the Victoria Peak Tram. The departure platform is accessed from outside the Peak Tower. Unfortunately another have shower passed through and the line started outside the building. We got a little wet, but the line moved quite quickly and soon we were under a canopy that they had set up outside, which kept most of the rain off. I think we must have waited out 3 or 4 trams, but soon we were back on our way down. The rain had stopped again when we got to the bottom. We debated if we should take the MTR back or the tram. As we had the free tram pass, the tram won out. We learned that evening that trams in Hong Kong seem to be pack hunters. Usually you end up with three in a row and then there is a bit of a gap. There was a tram going to North Point when we got to the tram stop, but this was absolutely packed so we decided to wait for the next one. The next two did not go far enough and then we had to wait a while until another one came along. This one was going where we wanted to go and was not too busy. There is a tram stop just past the hotel we were staying at so that worked out perfectly. It was still relatively early, but we had a long and busy day and we were both tired. Graham went straight to bed. I spent about 30 minutes catching up online and then I went to bed, too.