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... journey and the food was lovely and the 10 hour flight seems to have passed very quickly. Arrived on time in HK . Could not see much from plane as it was very misty. Suitcases arrived very quickly( one damaged but still with its content) and it was exciting to see Thomas waving to us among the waiting friends and relatives. From there, took the train and shuttle to hotel, which is absolutely luxurious , but what us very striking as a ...
... surrounded by the high-rised lit up buildings in Hong Kong at night.
Later we went onto the roof top to catch up with Sandra and we met a German guy, Jonas and an Israeli guy. We stayed there all night enjoying a few cheap beers from the classic Asian Spar '7 Eleven'.
Finally, when we went back to the room we met the people we were sharing with. A bloke, Juan from Portugal and an 80 year old retired New Zealander. Now we had met them and judged them to ...
... br> 17. In Bali when paying for something at a shop, they take your money and sort of drag it or touch the other products in the store for good luck.
18. Bali is westernized, touristy and easy. Java is relatively untouched, almost primitive in the rural areas and challenging at times.
19. Shopkeepers are not aggressive in Java, never approaching tourist but this changes in Bali.
20. People are extremely ...
Today we travelled by train to Shenzen over the border in China. Very easy to find your way around in Hong Kong using the MTR train network. Cost about $38 Hong Kong dollars ($5 Aust). When you get to Lo Wu - last town before Chinese border - you get off train and go through Hong Kong Immigration then walk over border to China. When you get to the other side you go up stairs to get a Visa by filling out a quick form - then pay your money and go back downstairs, fill ...
... I've always enjoyed the smoked North Atlantic eel you get in Holland, so thought why not when the owner offered me a small sample of flower (?) snake to try. After a quick bite, I left quickly holding my stomach. I think I'll stick to eel in future!
I fly to Bangkok early tomorrow where I will be joining a small party to start my tour of Indochina - Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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