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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

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak November 26th 2013

I heard the song "You leave me breathless" by Shayne Ward today and it made me think about my time in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a great city with amazing views, shopping, food and entertainment but travel is also about the people you meet and the friends you make along the way. This is my retirement holiday and so far it could not get any better. Someone told me I would run out of things to do if I stay in Hong Kong for two weeks. I was never bored and there is much more to Hong Kong than the amazing skyline and views. Travel to the other parts of Hong Kong away from Central and take a ferry to the islands and you would find a few days in Hong Kong is not enough ... read more
Lantau Island
Big Buddha
Lantau Island

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak May 21st 2013

New photos on: http://s251.photobucket.com/albums/gg311/draftwrite/ …..Xiang Gang, or Hong Kong, as you & I know it, is now a part of China yet still apart. It is pretty autonomous in many ways & having spent such a long time under the influence of the British it's quite different from the mainland. An ex-colleague has been living there for a couple of years & suggested we visit. Lisa is a really lovely Canadian lady who is preparing to get married in July before moving to Vietnam with her French husband. A group of teachers from our school plan to go to Hong Kong during the 5 days of the Labour Day holiday. As usual there is attrition & in the end only Julie & I make it..... .....this blog is a bit late as the internet, already only ... read more
Night Skyline, Hong Kong
High Density, Causeway, Hong Kong
Dockers Strike, Hong Kong

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak May 18th 2013

May 18, 2013 (Victoria's Peak, Hong Kong Island) As Dr. Farris likes to say - "its tradition". Around 5 PM local time we all met up at the Star Ferry landing on the Kowloon side to take the ferry over to Hong Kong island. Dominated by the world's 8th tallest office building - the 88 story International Finance Center, the Hong Kong skyline is an impressive endless line of high rise buildings. As the sun sets, the city's buildings are lit up with a variety of interesting and unique lighting schemes. Viewing this cityscape from Victoria's peak gives one a breathtaking view of the skyline. Many evenings the cloud layer is just above (sometimes just below) you, and the city lights reflect off the canvas of swirling mist and fog. The Peak has a viewing deck ... read more
View of the City
Bubba's

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak December 28th 2012

Days 4-5 - December 27-28 On day 4, we headed off from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is such a high-energy place. It feels like New York City of the east! Non-stop, bright lights, great transit system, crowds at all times of the day and night. It is fun just experiencing all of the energy. After getting to the hotel, we went down to Victoria Harbor to see the "Symphany of Lights" show where they offer a coordinated laser, light show from the buidlings on Hong Kong island. We then explored the area around the hotel. On day 5, we got an early start and took the famed Star Ferry from Kowloon over to Hong Kong island. The ferry ride offers some great views of the Hong Kong city-scape. We then made our way to ... read more
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