Cheung Chau B & B
Travel Blogs from Hong Kong
... today to Hong Kong Island to stay at The Lanson Place Hotel. We take a taxi through the tunnel under the harbour which joins Kowloon to the Island. Lanson Place is light and airy and immediately creates a good impression. It is also a Small Luxury Hotels of the World member so we get complimentary extras like free breakfast and upgrades. Here we are upgraded to a nice room which would have a good view of the mountains if it was not so cloudy and misty. It is not so wet but ...
... s tallest, outdoor, bronze
Buddha. It sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the
spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island.
Next to the Big Buddha, is
the Po Lin Monastery which is the largest of Hong Kong's Buddhist
temples, and a major point of pilgrimage for Buddhists. More than a
century has passed since the founding of the Po Lin Monastery and
there was much to see with its various figures of Gods, ...
... for yourself!
Forced to sit on the wrong side of the busy rush hour bus home I was unable to take any snaps of the shipping docks that look like Tilbury on a planetary scale. Container after Container of all the stuff that will be on shelves in Poundland Lewisham by Valentines day. The sun set on my last day in Hong Kong flashing in the windows of the towering apartments like sign language hands.
Sun Nov 3rd There is no doubt about it that HK comes alive at night. As you will see from one of the latest photos posted, the view from Kowloon to HK island is spectacular to say the least. We ate outside at a local restaurant yesterday evening, trying various delicacies of the type not seen in the UK. The pickled ginger with preserved egg was certainly memorable! Geraldine steered well clear!! It was a warm balmy evening and it was just lovely to wander around sans coat ...
... thing, specially at JFK that I would have alerted the sensors at some point. Nope. Had to happen in S. Korea. They opened my carry-on bad, and rummaged through it. It had to go through the machine 3 times before they were happy with everything. It took probably 6-8 minutes, but still when faced with foreign police it makes you a bit twitchy.
Once I was let go, after been thanked my the policewoman for my cooperation (Korean people super polite), I made my way ...