The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
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Our first regret of the honeymoon.....that we only had one night in Hong Kong. I'm a huge city fan and Paris will always be my all time favourite city but I've got to say HK comes a close second. It has so much to boast.....a fascinating history, mountain vistas, stunning harbour views and a mesmerising skyline. For such a small island there is so …
... on the train and headed to the tram's nearest train station, Central and walked the 15 minutes to the ticket office. The area on the walk looked very familiar as we had walked it on our first half day in Hong Kong. In large skyscraper cities like this it just shows that you can be so close to an amazing attraction and just miss it, by one wrong turn or the attraction of some flashing lights from the road opposite.
The queue for the ticket office wrapped right around the building and ...
Un altre dia vam veure ràpidament el Mercat dels Ocells però ens va fer una mica d’angúnia perquè feia una olor semblant a la cova dels falciots i també perquè hi havia una secció de menjar pels ocells on vam veure cucs de tota mena! El que em va agradar més a mi van ser les gàbies de fusta, tan xineses... A prop, el Mercat de les Flors amb orquídies de tots tipus i talles, plantes tropicals ...
... son's understanding of world history.
We were also able to go to the Museum of Coastal Defence. It was interesting enough; the most interesting section was the "Current Era" room, though not for good reasons. The items displayed were benign, but the info panels were jarringly nationalistic after a pretty neutral tone through the rest of the museum. The very last info panel read, "Special thanks to the PLA for providing the information and artifacts in this exhibit." ...
... Hongkong, and at the Chinese borders ( which still exist, despite Hongkong now belonging to China!). And to cap it all, he then had to fork out for another entry visa to China which cost £30, as you're not allowed to leave, then re-enter China on the original visa. Who knew!
I flew off at midnight, arriving 13 hours later at very chilly Heathrow, and arrived back in Leeds 5 hours later. A wonderful, eye-opening trip of a lifetime. But happy to be home again!