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Hong Kong [Part 4]: The Peak, Royal Yacht Club, and lots of great city views

We started the day off exploring a bit of the city core around Central and Sheung Wan.  It’s really interesting seeing the different districts and how buildings suddenly merge from run down to corporate towers.  I think there’s so much character in these streets.  For lunch, we headed to a fairly remote area to dine in a very special restaurant located inside the 中華廚藝學院 (Hong Kong Culinary Academy).  What’s special about this place is that it is a training facility to groom students for a career in the hotel and catering industry.  The purpose of having guests dine at this training facility is to allow the students to get hands on experience dealing with clients.  As such, only lunch is available and there is very limited seating.  Dozens of students dotted the dining area with their manager hovering closely to ensure everything from pouring the tea to explaining the dishes was done correctly.   Guests were required to communicate purely in English to force the students to master the language.  It was a very interesting …