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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak June 17th 2019

Hong Kong has been a visual delight for me in many ways. Fast paced urban lifestyle goes hand in hand with mother nature. Moreover, I have never visited a place wherein there are mountains, low lying clouds along with sea. Victoria peak garden is a must visit place with its iconic Peak Tram ride. Its a perfect spot to experience best of city skyscrapers and harbor views.I just can't stop myself from repeated clicks. I have been there twice(back to back) and views were completely different. Day 1: It was dense cloudy with very low visibility. I reached Peak garden in morning around 10am and it was pleasant to cold, moist and super foggy with on and off showers due to which my views were getting obstructed. Though I enjoyed the experience as it was exactly ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak September 22nd 2017

Well, this is our first attempt at a Blog. We are sitting in Hong Kong Airport waiting for our overnight flight to Amsterdam after a whirlwind tour of Hong Kong. Landed just after 3.00pm and after getting through customs, we caught the train into Hong Kong and, after a lengthy wait in hot and humid conditions, got a cab to the Peak Tram. Another long queue but it moved at a reasonable rate and we made it to the Peak in good time to see the spectacular views of Hong Kong in daylight and on a pretty smog free day (due to the wind). We'd worked up a thirst by then so stopped at Bubba Gump Restaurant at the Peak for an icy cold beer, sashimi and tempura vegetables. Jenny went over the top with a ... read more
Sashimi to die for
A clear day at The Peak
Starting to destress already

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak May 14th 2017

A nine hour flight brings us early evening into Hong Kong, a city of seven million. There is a peaceful harbour, mountains, and unending high rises. Into the Central District to be dropped off at the Butterfly Hotel, with a small room on the 26th floor. In the morning it is a bit of a task to find somewhere for breakfast. The hotel has provided a mobile hot spot for wifi, so Google directs us to Home Eat to Live where coffee is only served with soy milk. The manager Marion is from Paris and she makes several suggestions for sight seeing. The day is 26 degrees C and extremely humid. Having researched beforehand, first on the agenda is a stop at The Old Western Market in search of silk fabrics. Luckily, the building is only ... read more
The Three Genius' - Fabric Store yet again!
The harbour and the Star Ferry to Kowloon
Fruit vendors

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak November 25th 2015

Anyone who travels has struggled with jet-lag, but let me tell you, a 14 hour time shift is something to experience. Its 2:00 a.m., I'm on my second cup of coffee, and it feels like noon .... which ... by the way ... IT IS! I'm hungry, but I have to wait 5 hours for breakfast, so I thought I would use the time to tell you about my trip so far. I'm in Hong Kong for a week, and after the first day, I'm prepared to favorably compare the urban vistas in this city against anything I have seen ... ANYWHERE. Take a look at the photos and judge for yourselves. When I was planning my trip, I was surprised by how little people seemed to know about Hong Kong (like, for example, it's in ... read more
Map of Hong Kong
Tea
Opium

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak June 14th 2015

So.....one of our great vacations together was Hong Kong! We met Joy at the airport and created so many great memories (mostly at Disneyland haha) One of my fondest memories was when we were in Toy Story land! I met my future husband (haha) as the awesome guys in green! We had fun on the slinky ride (that to this very day, we still think is for smaller children) and we had an awesome time in the store. Like when you tested this awesome Rex the dinosaur hat........ And then we both realised that you were wearing the hat wrong all along haha And here we are on our first ride together in Hong Ko... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak February 11th 2015

11 fév Il est 22h45 lorsqu'on me libère à l'aéroport de Hong Kong. Le transit à Chicago, et puis celui au Japon m'ont tenus en otage pendant plusieurs heures. Pan Pizza et Starbuck à l'aéroport de Chicago, et puis Mangas et sashimi à celui de Tokyo. Ce fût donc un 27 heures 35 minutes à passer dans les avions, dans les foules aux escales ou en ligne pour les détecteurs de métal et de terroristes. Ouaip. Même à Tokyo la sécurité aéroportuaire s'est resserrée. Points de contrôle comme aux States. Ici, la douanière japonaise, du haut de son cinq pieds de politesse, m'a souri des yeux. Konichiwa, konichiwa. Ça souri beaucoup les japonaises. Même quand elles sont armées. Sans blague, j'ai eu envie de la prendre dans mes bras la petite douceur, toute menue qu'elle était. ... read more
Night in Hong Kong
Scène de nuit
Waiting for the bus

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak October 30th 2014

What a beautiful day, our last day in Hong Kong. The weather has been perfect everyday of our 8 day visit. Mostly overcast with the sun peaking through at times, somewhat humid, but always 81 degrees ;-) So we decided to pick up lunch and eat it in the park. With one sandwich to share, Olive Oil Chips from Spain and a Sprite we headed up the 3 escalators to the park level and the street. Looking right for traffic (thank heavens it’s written on the street on every corner to “Look Right”), we head into the park…past fountains, the Clock Tower, the Tea Museum and around the lake with turtles basking in the sunlight on logs and rocks at the base of a waterfall. We picnicked on a bench in the park next to a ... read more
Bird in the Aviary
Inside the Aviary

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak March 22nd 2014

Today was the first day of school here in Hong Kong as I will be here for the next 7 days visiting companies, touring facilities, and trying not to eat everything in site. The day began at 9AM as all 45 students huddled into a conference room waiting to be debriefed of the day. We had 2 expats come and speak to us about Hong Kong history and opportunities, and it was strange. I had two NON-CHINESE people telling me how to live in Hong Kong and be able to "fit-in" this lifestyle. Its almost like asking Kim Kardashian how to be a model citizen. Or asking Dane Cook to be funny. Or Adele NOT to be whiny. Its just weird. Group meetings ended around 12PM and we headed to get Dim Sum. After Dim Sum, ... read more
Hong Kong Is Famous For Horse Racing
On The Way To The Peak
At The Peak

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak January 26th 2014

What a shot in the arm. Densely populated and more Western than what we have been used to so far. Peak Tram a must with great views over Hong Kong Island.... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak December 2nd 2013

I was fortunate to have friends with me for most of my stay in Hong Kong. It was much better to share my time for sightseeing and entertainment in the big city. Three perfect blue sky days will always be a great memory of my last weekend in Hong Kong :) We went to the Peak on a beautiful clear day, Hong Kong Park, caught the Big Bus to Stanley and Aberdeen and also the ferry to Lamma Island. We also had drinks at night on the 103rd floor of the ICC building at the piano bar of the Ritz Carlton and also the I bar @ I Tower. Another highlight of my visit to Hong Kong was catching the double decker tram to the Happy Valley Races on a Wednesday night. Even if you have ... read more
Lovely Ladies
Happy Valley Racecourse
Aussie at the races




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