I love taking the Star Ferry. For about 50 cents you can cruise across Victoria Harbor from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and back again. The Ferry has operated under various names from 1888 until now and carries nearly 70000 passengers a day. This was the only way to get across the harbor until a system of railways and tunnels were built beginning in 1972. There are only about 12 boats that run from morning to night. I have choices in making my way from one side to the other – car services, taxi, but most always I choose the Ferry. It too seems romantic and nostalgic and frankly gets the job done faster than the alternatives. And after all, who can resist the gentle lapping of the water and the rolling motion of the vessel as it rolls across the harbor. I love it.