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September 25th 2008
Published: September 27th 2008
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From the Star ferry
I take the overnight train to Nanjing, but still have no joy renewing my VISA, so book a flight to Hong Kong for the following day - my first flight of the trip!

What can I say about Hong Kong? It's kind of 'New York meets Beijing'. All the affluence of a large Western city, with all the hubbub, street vendors and fake rolexes of East Asia. I liked it. The onyl problem was that, unless you're making or spending loads of money, there's not loads to do.

I explored Nathan Road in all its neon splendour and took the Star ferry across Victoria Harbour, taking in the amazing sky-scraper-lined sky-line of Hong Kong Island. I wandered around both the very exclusive boutique shopping malls of IFC1 and the back-street markets, marvelling at the disparity of wealth.

After 3 days in Hong Kong, and almost 8 weeks in China as a whole, I flew to Bangkok.

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Neon Heaven/Hell

Nathan Road
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Sculpture atI FC1
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Hong Kong tram

Amonst the sky-scrapers
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Mirador Mansions

The exterior view of my 'hotel'.

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