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Well hello folks,
The real portion of the trip has begun! After some last minute scrambles to get all that I need, and maybe throwing some money at the problem, I have managed to get my butt over to Asia! A surprise announcement: my good friend Julie Patrick is joining me for the first 3 weeks of my journey! She had some time off, and good opportunity to get away from the dreary month of January, and pulled the trigger on some adventure.
The trip ...
... take-aways. Fortunately for us there are some areas of the city where the two activities (shopping and eating) overlap. This is perfect for us. So much for centrally planned economies.
The Occupy students clearly have the high moral ground (and I support them wholeheartedly) but I am afraid this is a small step on a very long road and I am sure that this current unrest (Special Incident) will ...
After we returned from the peak we wandered up to the botanic & zoological gardens where I was expecting to see a lot of interesting plants. But there were few plants of interest, many similar to what were in other gardens we had wandered past. The animals were more interesting. A variety of monkeys, birds and lemurs were on display and a great tortoise. Most had fairly small enclosures but seemed ...
... have preferred to fly into the old one because it had a pretty tricky approach right over downtown. When we flew in it was pretty foggy and we didn't see anything. There were so many people in the airport and it isn't hard to believe that 36 million people a year come and visit the place. A good 17 million of those are Chinese alone! As a result they have a pretty smooth running airport express train which costs $90HK or 9 Euros per person and speeds to the city centre in only 24 ...
... The day has done us proud.. very little breeze, very little haze and no cloud cover.. some days the harbour is not visible with the fog & smog.. and what a view.. leaves one in awe of it all..the buildings, the harbour.. It is mesmerising .. the human feat of building the skyscrapers, the freeways that sit out above the water .. a lot done prior to our modern technology... the density of it all.. then there is the actual harbour and it's ...