Travel Blogs from Hong Kong, China

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Just a little one, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Just a little one

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... but getting up early and cramming in loads of sights and activities can take it out of you :)  The time we spent in Hong Kong was spent in Chunking mansions... i mentioned this before but I'm not sure if i mentioned that it is nothing like a ...

Buddha's & Beaches, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Buddha's & Beaches

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... be needing jeans any time soon. One evening we visited 'Victoria Peak’. A tram takes you up to the highest point in Hong Kong where there are a number of shops and restaurants. We went out on to the viewing platform where the views of the city ...

The Shadow of Buddha, and, What my Students Want, Hong Kong, China travel blog

The Shadow of Buddha, and, What my Students Want

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... to be the largest Buddha of its kind in the world. We didn't measure it, but it certainly is impressive. After bustling Hong Kong, where we stayed in a shoebox nestled among other shoebox-size rooms in the infamous ChungKing Mansions on Nathan Road, it ...

Facemask as pret-a-porter?, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Facemask as pret-a-porter?

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Surgical masks may be associated with paranoid, aging Asian immigrants back home, but I'm intrigued to report that in Hong Kong you can be young and trendy and still wear one. I just rode an escaltor with a young woman wearing fringed suede boots who ...

Fallen Goods--A Shopping Story, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China travel blog

Fallen Goods--A Shopping Story

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... " he greets us. "Want to buy a copied watch?" "Just looking" Dan says cheerfully. "Why pay Hong Kong prices for copies when we live in Mainland China?" we ask each other rhetorically and laugh, plunging our hands deeper in the pockets of our $25 ...

The journey begins..., Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

The journey begins...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... and she was a real character, complete with yellow beret! We all think that she made her statistics up, e.g. she insisted that Hong Kong was home to the world's ONLY double decker tram...has she never been to Blackpool??? She was entertaining enough ...

"Oceans Two"

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Due to having to stay in two different hotels in Hong Kong on day 2 we left our nice hotel in Tsing Yi and headed towards where I thought the Anne Black was based on Hong Kong Island. It was hot, very hot and I got the wrong island. You would think this ...

Getting to know Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Getting to know Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... A while ago when we were in England, I remember watching one of those travel documentaries about the world's most dangerous airports, and Hong Kong was featured. When you fly in here you see exactly why! We were hoping of nice views of skyscrapers from ...

Hong Kong Hustle, Tsing Yi, China travel blog

Hong Kong Hustle

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... in the world (less the Burj Kalifa). The mistake people (travellers) make is to associate it with China. They are very definately two different places. Hong Kong is a mixture, a coctail of soaring humidity and heat, Hong Kong (chinese/british mix) people ...

Pilgrimage to the Big Buddha, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Pilgrimage to the Big Buddha

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... and the Star Ferry terminal which is where they say it's best  to watch the laser show from.  Every night in Hong Kong, the skyline illuminates to a coordinated laser show.  At the promenade on the Kowloon side you have a perfect spot to ...

Ten Thousand Buddhas-- How many wild monkeys?, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Ten Thousand Buddhas-- How many wild monkeys?

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... I scare them away? I've just started back up the hill to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin, part of greater Hong Kong. I first tried to get to the monastery through another religious complex, which seems to be a center for devotions to ...

The Science of Museums, Hong Kong, China travel blog

The Science of Museums

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... don't need to be in a theme park to have 'fun'. We just did as the kids did. This night highlighted something Hong Kong does have in common with China which we have found both amusing at times and somewhat baffling - that is the speed of the service. The ...

A Magical Time, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

A Magical Time

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... sheet to avoid contamination from dodgy Vietnamese sheets and I got a buff because Em has showed me the awesomeness of them. In short, hong kong is brilliant for shopping, we also looked at some cameras and I bought one the next day. So now I have ...

Disneyland Ahoy, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Disneyland Ahoy

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... light show. This is free and between July and Aug every Sat night they were also accompanying the slight show with fireworks. FAB. This was to mark the ten year anniversary of Hong Kong being handed back to the Chinese. 22nd July - Train to ...

Farewell Asia, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Farewell Asia

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... first Christmas tree that he has seen that rotates whilst being lit up with multicoloured fibre optics; a suitable tree for a luxurious Hong Kong apartment. Apart from eating, it seems that we do little other physical activity in HK. I attend two free ...

Days in HK, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Days in HK

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... not do much. Just some packing and work on the plans for the upcoming refurbishment. We are planning on a complete makeover for the Hong Kong apartment. It is only about 35 square meters, so we need to be very creative with space saving options. After we ...

Exploring Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Exploring Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... had an all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch special for about $20.  Well, trying out dim sum just happened to be on my Hong Kong checklist so I decided to kill a few birds with one stone.  Needless to say I tried one of everything on the menu, which ...

It's a Small World (afterall), Hong Kong, China travel blog

It's a Small World (afterall)

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... sounds, it's not worth the $300 per night price tag that comes with staying there.  While the Intercontinental Hong Kong is ranked number 9 on TripAdvisor, the Intercontinental Grandstanford is number 42.  Honestly, there's nothing wrong with ...

Hong Kong revisited, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Hong Kong revisited

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... to see that even on her first day of her new job she ends up working just the same hours. Working here is certainly tough. Hong Kong has hundreds of small islands with a laid-back feel and we take some day trips to visit some: Lantau island now ...

What month is it?  Already???, Hong Kong, China travel blog

What month is it? Already???

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... while Mrs. Kerins had been stuck in China after her wallet and passport were stolen in the middle of customs between China and Hong Kong!!!) and they offer to take us out for brunch.  We hit up the yacht club which has great food and ...

Istanbul to Hong Kong (via Qatar), Hong Kong, China travel blog

Istanbul to Hong Kong (via Qatar)

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... on a one way ticket. We had been warned that this might happen, especially with Qatar Airlines, but were also advised that Hong Kong immigration never ever check and that we could sign a waiver with the airlines as they are responsible if you get ...

World-Class Cities: Singapore and Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

World-Class Cities: Singapore and Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... , they've even built up the hillside of Victoria Peak with shops and restaurants, accessible by a series of outdoor escalators! Hong Kong's Kowloon district has a great waterfront area where we spent one entire afternoon just enjoying the sun and the ...

Back to Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Back to Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... ground, but I don't know if it deserves all the local hype we had heard about it. On the train ride back to Hong Kong, we discovered a slightly unnerving fact, the only American beer sold in China is Budweiser (OK no real surprise there) and Pabst ...

Traveling in China With the In-Laws, Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel blog

Traveling in China With the In-Laws

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... me. It was a nice treat to get a good meal at a decent price - we were still reeling from the cost of living in Hong Kong. On our first full day in Beijing we headed off through Tiana'men Square to the Forbidden City. It was another cold day, but ...

Water buffalo, pigs and oceans, oh my!, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Water buffalo, pigs and oceans, oh my!

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... After schlepping the tent, my backpack and various things all around the train station, ridiculously overpriced Shenzhen taxicabs, and Hong Kong-China customs, I was really thankful when Max and I were finally at the head of the Maclehose trail and ready ...

Frantic in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Frantic in Hong Kong

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... the buildings, dimly lit cliff faces and escarpments, are lit by the low urban sun. We arrive to the techno-clinical vastness of Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport. Rachel's Aunt Lily, Uncle Pok Hai, and cousin Philip are there to meet us. Philip drives ...

Big city, Big skyline, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Big city, Big skyline

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... and zoo part of the park. Pretty cool to see some of the wide range of monkeys, and mammals that call China home.  We cruised around Hong Kong Island for a bit, before taking the subway back to the Kowloon area. We walked a bit more before stopping ...

In transit, Hong Kong, China travel blog

In transit

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... I've managed a few more hours. My original intention for this morning was to take a ferry to Central and soak up some of Hong Kong's wackiness, but I instead get some things for the trip printed then do my final IBM work for my Indian colleage Gaya. By ...

Goodbye China, Hong Kong, China travel blog

Goodbye China

A travel blog entry by meandher

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May17th Hong Kong The journey to Shenzen (the town on the border between Mainland China and the new territories) was one of the shortest but one of the most expensive we made in China and on boarding the train we realised why. A sleek Modern train with ...

It's the Final Countdown..., Hong Kong, China travel blog

It's the Final Countdown...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... chance encounter with a digital piano at the Hong Kong Central Library complete the highlights of my final days in Hong Kong. I will note that, after other parts of China, I have expressed my hope that I will return. In relation to Hong Kong, there is ...

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