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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai March 27th 2012

When we woke up, we were happy and feeling confident. It was 8:30am and the workers came in and gave us our breakfast. They gave us a bacon and egg sandwich and a glass of orange juice. We were sitting there and talking to each other about where we would go; it took us 20 minutes to eat all of our food. After that Shania and I got ready, we brushed our teeth and went for a quick shower. It took us 30 minutes to get ready and when we were finally ready Shania and I finally got a conclusion of where we wanted to go; The Morrison Hill Swimming Pool. So we put our bathers, towel (for when we get changed), spare clothes etc. in a bag. We decided not to use our car ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai March 27th 2012

We woke up at 10:25am with our aching backs. We just called room service and ordered fish and chips. We waited for the food and when it finally arrived they gave it to us and we paid them $27 ($221 in HKD). We stayed in our hotel room for hours since our appointment at the beauty salon doesn't start until 2:00pm. We watched television and after that we put some music on and we just talked and played truth or dare. When it was 1:30pm we ordered each a hamburger with small fries and watermelon juice. The price for this was $21 ($172.60 in HKD) each. The watermelon juice tastes amazing; it was sweet but had no sugar in it. If they sell them in Perth, in Australia in Woolworths or something like that, then ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai March 27th 2012

We woke up at 6:30am the next day. 30 minutes later one of the workers came in and gave us our breakfast. It was fried eggs with a sandwich, 2 hash browns and bacon. We thanked him, and he went out. After we finished eating we both decided that we should not go anywhere for the next 2 days. So today Shania and I decided that we should go to the beauty salon. It took us 30 minutes trying to find the beauty salon that the hotel provided, we had to ask a random stranger to know the way and when he pointed it out to us, we thanked him and went the way he told us to go. We finally reached the beauty salon, they even do massages. When we went in, we told ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai March 27th 2012

It was 11:50am when we both woke up, guess we slept in, we even missed our free breakfast. Shania and I got ready; we brushed our teeth and got dressed. Since we weren't hungry yet, I thought of an idea; to drive our new car that we hired for a test run. Shania thought that we should go to one of the tourist attractions, it took us a while to think of one but we finally thought of one, the Wan Chai markets, since we both absolutely love shopping. The Wan Chai market is only a 7 minute drive from the hotel. Shania started the car and drove their, when we reached our destination, we parked our car and got out of it. The Wan Chai market was not very big compared to the other buildings ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai March 27th 2012

Master Kai not only took the pitch for a hard fought 1/1 battle with football club, Master Kai also started his first job. His three day tack was as a runner form the 7's pitch to the Control Room. As a first job he did very well.... read more
Big Pizza & Kai
Day 1 breifing
Taking time to listen

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai March 22nd 2012

I left Perth on the 10th of September at 12:00am with my best friend, Shania Branigan, we stayed on the plane for 9 hours and then arrived to Wan Chai in Hong Kong at 9:00am. We hired a taxi to the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where we will be staying for the rest of our holidays. I went in, and went to the front desk and let them check us in, we paid $1409 ($11581 in HKD). A group of people went to us and welcomed us, took our suitcases and showed us to our room. It was beautiful, the shining lights, the bright green plants and the amazing view over the city. The room was very neat. After the group of people left they told us that they will give us a tour around the hotel in ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai November 23rd 2011

We flew to Hong Kong from Xian on the 14th of November and I have to say that I was glad to be leaving China (at least for a couple of days!). It was nice to be somewhere where, for the most part, people speak some English and the toilets are clean and of the western variety! One of the first things I noticed about Hong Kong was how built up it was. Apparently, its one of the most densely populated places on the planet. Had read about the pollution and poor air quality but have to say it didnt bother me that much. Vinny, on the other hand was dying of a head cold so he noticed it a lot more. Checked into our hotel, which was fab and went for dinner! Our hotel is ... read more
Kowloon
Chunking Mansion!
Me trying to map read!

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai September 25th 2011

Wow, Hong Kong is a crazy place! We arrived on Friday, Sept 23 and after a very lengthy walk and ride around the airport, we stored our luggage and headed to meet our friends Maya & Joey at their place in Causeway Bay. The number of people was overwhelming. The food was often weird but always delicious. The advertisements/billboards were hilarious. It sort of reminded me of NYC but more crowded. Maya and Joey's apartment was incredibly located right in the centre of the action. I suppose there is "action" everywhere in Hong Kong...but well it was something. When we would step outside it basically felt like we were still inside because the buildings are SO tall that it's very closed in. Everybody lives in a high rise due to space issues and we didn't see ... read more
Hilarious billboard
Street food
Row row row your boat

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai September 19th 2011

It feels like it's been quite a quiet week this week but i'm probably forgetting stuff. Well it was mid-autumn festival a week ago so me, gemma and amy headed to causeway bay to the carnival thing. It was slightly disappointing because despite the persistent rumors of chinese people being really small I couldn't see over their heads to see the dragon dance! Maybe I am also really small. But there was lots of pretty lights, including a giant fish made out of lanterns, and a fairground that wasn't a real fairground but actually made of lights. Of course. Why not. Children don't want to actually go on the teacups anyway. So after wandering around a bit we retired to a bar for a few drinks. The next day I went to the temple of 10 ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai September 11th 2011

Getting used to the whole 'living for the weekend' thing is strange. I never realised how quickly time can fly between Friday night and Sunday, and i'm thanking my lucky stars I actually quite enjoy my job (apart from lesson plans, and schemes of work, and action plans. Basically paperwork in general. I'm not good at keeping things in files!). But this week the sunday blues are a lot easier to handle because Tuesday is the mid-Autumn festival in Hong Kong, which means a day off work! Hong Kong has more public holidays than anywhere else in the world, and it is also an odd school policy that whenever there's a school outing, everyone has the day off after. For example, we have our school picnic on the 20th of October, which is a Thursday, and ... read more




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