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Travel Blogs from Hong Kong
"Lesson #2: Don't put snow socks on when travelling in hot climates. Who knew socks have varying levels of warmth. Hiking shoes are ugly but heaps more comfortable than my normal attire."
In many ways Hong Kong is the beginning of this journey into our new lives. It very much felt that way when we boarded the biggest plane I have ever seen …
... etc. We figured out how to deal with them and it really wasn’t a bother for the rest of the time. Kowloon is extremely densely packed and just a wonder for the eyes. Those who do not like heavy smog and massive crowds should avoid this area entirely. We definitely enjoyed it though. However, we were on a mission. We wanted the most authentic dim sum lunch that we could find and didn’t want to pay a fortune for it. In doing the research ahead ...
Portuguese, then British imperialism stole Hong Kong from China in the 19th century, forced a breach in China’s sovereignty that eventually crippled China’s politics and economy. Finally after WW2, Britain acquiesced and agreed to return HK in 50 years, 1997.
During British rule, neither country could prevent capitalism from running rampant. Import, export, finance, banking, tax ...
... restaurant. The dumplings were excellent and, at about $16 for both of
us, definitely cheap!
We caught the MTR back to Causeway back and wondered through
the array of neon lit streets, back to the hotel… to catch a cab… to the
airport… to fly home.
We now sit at Hong Kong airport – Susman with glass of
champagne in one hand, pork bun in the other, furiously catching up on overdue
... doors closing my next door mate was on his feet and jumped into the row behind that was empty. my luck continues. Well the flight to Edinburgh must be full, its only a short flight and a little plane, yes? well yes, but still the luck continues two empty seats next to me, I'm starting to think that Darin the travel agent must have put a note on my flight file saying I was a leper or something, you know what who cares 3 flights and never a neighbor. We shall return ...