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5.30 am: I was already in the cab heading towards Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1. The Phoenix Hotel staff was kind enough to grab a cab from the main road. The one that she had to call would come in 45 minutes time. Say whuuuutt?!
5.55 am: I was queuing for check-in at the airport. I had to check-in my baggage but thank God they didn …
Déjà vu. Ashleigh passes out on the plane. Oxygen and sugary snacks come her way (mainly my way in fact as I take advantage of free chocolate!). 3 page accident form filled out we retire to the cabin only to discover that the pilot is trying to land the plane on a tiny man-made island in the middle of a tropical typhoon. Enjoying the rollercoaster …
Hong Kong, the final leg of our China trip. It's differences from mainland China were noticeable as soon as we crossed the border from the city of Shenzen. Prices are higher but the streets don't smell, so I suppose you've got to take the rough with the smooth. Chungking Mansions is one of the least appealing aspects of Hong Kong. A crumbling 1960s …
Der er uploadet nye billeder i entry 8.
Visum er kommet iorden, vi har vaeret paa toppen af Hong Kong og alt er i den skoenneste orden - men det kan I laese mere om senere.
Nanna hviler sin traette staenger paa vaerelset, og jeg tager lige en toern paa maskinen med facebook, nyheder og den DANSKE VEJRUDSIGT, …
To clarify one thing before I get too far into the post. The title of this article is taken from the words of Deng Xiaoping, the ruler of China after Mao, when he described the plans for Hong Kong when it would be returned to China from the British.
Anyway, to begin I was leaving Chengdu with my friend Nate to begin our four day incursion …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDowntown Backpackers Hostel Hong Kong
I booked a single room with shared bathroom. Somehow when i came the bathroom was under repair and I was given a choice of sharing with another male in a 4-bed room with attached bathroom. Of course I didn't want to. But I wasn't being fussy so I agreed. Thank God the guy I shared the room with was not disturbing or anything.
I think it was the humidity in HK that made everything so wet. From walls to floors to bedsheet, everything was damp. And of course that was not a nice environment to be in. But I wasn't fussy and all I wanted was a place to keep my stuff and sleep and bathe cos it will just be a night.
There were 4 super small single bed. It shocked me, really. And the one that i took was rock-hard. There were 2 beds in between my bed and the Chinese guy I was sharing with. The toilet was average. The whole room was not equipped with rubbish bin. The TV was not working but that wasn't my concern.
They didn't give me any room keys. When I got back I had to tell the reception to open my door. Due to my early checkout they didn't take any deposit. So I paid full amount (a single room with shared bathroom) for a shared room. It was awkward but I was in a 8-bed dorm previously so it was ok. But this experience was beyond totally weird because the room was small and to be so close to another person was not in my agenda. The toilet door has translucent glass that made me able to see what was my roomie doing inside so I had to turn my position (for surfing net) towards the wall.
and also my roomie snored. :(
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