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Travel Blogs from Shenzhen
... walk itself was through a building site (which later revealed itself as the tradesmans entrance), but the views are pretty impressive and they had good air con. It was high.
We caught a taxi (loving the cheapness of HK cabs!) down to the Kowloon public harbour for our pre-dinner sunset cruise. The cruise was great - just under 2 hours and took us a fair way through the harbour and for sunset (funnily ...
... applied for new jobs and new flats, emptied our bank accounts and left on our day off. And it was stressful but fine, although Alex’s shoulders are a little red from carrying 50kg. We’re in a city where you can buy deodorant and marmite, where people are wearing shorts and t-shirts, and where you can unfortunately still buy durian flavoured ice-cream (it smells like sewage, actual sewage). Hong Kong is pretty ...
... to confirm we planned to go to Stanley Market today. We just missed the hotel courtesy bus into Kowloon and walked along the promenade to pass 30 minutes. David recognised Christopher Dean, a former colleague of his at Kingston police station,having breakfast inside our hotel. We waved at him from the promenade and then went inside to join him, his wife and son for a brief chat. Of all the places in the world to meet up with Deano! We caught the 10am courtesy bus for ...
... looked normal and the same, which was a somewhat disappointment, but my main purpose of this trip was to show my girlfriend that there is actually a world outside of China. That and the idea of having some awesome Hong Kong food. I have always managed to go to Hong Kong during a non-holiday period, but being a teacher now makes it somewhat harder to avoid the annoyance of travelling when everyone else does. During the week long period that we were there, I was surprised at every ...
... we only pop over on a ferry for one afternoon. The appeal still isn't obvious when we first arrive. An even busier version on HK packed with tat and hassle from sellers. I buy a coke in McDonalds and drink it in Starbucks. I feel like I'm in a simulated version of what the worst city would look and feel like. Nothing is new- nothing is old. No museums just massive hotels. No boutique shops just shopping malls. No winding alleyways just a boring grid system of ...
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