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Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon » Kowloon City February 1st 2020

Hong Kong 1-24-2020 Hong Kong Hong Kong la Special Administration cua China. Rong 1,000km2 , 1/300 nho hon Viet Nam voi 7.5 trieu dan hay 1/12 Vietnam, ma moi nguoi trung binh kiem duoc 48,000 do la/nam. Voi so dan dong nhu vay tren mot lanh tho nho bien Hong Kong thanh 4th most density city in the world. Duoi thoi Qing Dynasry trong tran chien a phien nam 1842 Qing Dynasty giao Hong Kong cho Anh. Sau tran chien a phien lan 2 Anh quoc ky 99 year lease voi Trung Hoa va roi nam 1997 het han lease Anh Quoc trao tra Hong Kong cho Trung Cong. Vi la Special administration Region ma Hong Kong co chanh quyen doc lap voi Trung Cong.Hong Kong co so toa nha choc troi nhieu nhat the gioi. ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong January 19th 2020

Po nekonečném čekání na Heathrow a s mírným zpožděním nastupujeme do letadla Cathay Pacifiku směr Hong Kong. Je to můj první dálkový let, tak jsem trochu nervózní z toho, jak to těch 12 hodin vydržím. Sedadlo 50E značí, že letadlo bude poněkud vetších rozměrů než u British Airways při letu z Prahy do Londýna. Seděla jsem v prostředním bloku, kde spolu se mnou seděli další 3 spolucestující. Po stranách je z každé strany ulička a za ní ještě místa pro 3 pasažéry. Na sedadle před námi byla umístěna multifunkční obrazovka, kde bylo možné zobrazit aktuální polohu letadla, pustit si film, hudbu nebo zahrát si hru. Čekalo nás tentokrát bohaté občerstvení. Na jídelním lístku můžete vidět, jaká byla nabídka. K večeři jsem zvolila hovězí s bramborovou kaší, k snídani míchaná vajíčka na způsob anglické sn... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island August 26th 2019

Boarded on time and had the lovely company of a Chinese/Hong Kong resident as my companion to Hong Kong. He didn’t speak much English but a smile says it all. A thorough gentleman. Insisted on making sure I understood the buttons etc. And basically we both slept, ate and acknowledged each other along the way. My sleepy pill only did half it’s job but it was ok and as the lights in the plane came on, breakfast served and time to land. I haven’t been to Hong Kong airport since 1998 shortly after the new airport opened so it was a bit of a new experience. It’s huge! My first time in Hong Kong was in the 80’s when it was the ‘old’ Hong Kong before China rolled in. I vividly remember coming into land between ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island August 24th 2019

Hi All, Back to work next week so I decided to head down to Hong Kong for a few days and hit the beach. I stayed in HK Hostel in Causeway Bay which isn't a bad place to stay. The dorm was 10 bed mixed but it was very spacious unlike some hostels in Hong Kong which have rooms like shoeboxes. Also its a great location right next to the Wellcome supermarket and the MTR station. Shek-O beach is so easy to get to, just a few stops up the island line from Causeway Bay and then jump on Bus no.9 to Shek-O. Stay on the bus until it terminates then just walk straight ahead for 100 metres and there is the beautiful beach. The beach has great aminities, toilets, changing areas, showers, lifeguards and ladies ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Stanley August 16th 2019

Mild turbulence and a thunderstorm welcomes us as we descend into Hong Kong. The ‘refreshment meal’ has been and gone, and it’s dawned on me that airline food is a bit like my old school lunches. Different food of course, but a filler just the same. We ate curried beef brisket earlier, and the chef has just dished out something described as cottage beef pie. What a wild imagination he has. It was OK, served a purpose, but it was like the old school lunches. You know, the sandwiches dad made the night before, wrapped in wax paper, and as dry as the Lake Eyre salt pans by the time lunch came around 15 hours later. It was usually honey, completely absorbed by the bread, or good old vegemite. White bread was the popular choice, which ... read more

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 » Wan Chai June 17th 2019

A bit of a delay in writing this blog as we were busy sorting out a few challenges - which I'll outline later - but let me first try to catch up on Hong Kong. In Hong Kong on day two we decided to just take it easy to get used to the heat and the time zone difference, so we set ourselves an easy goal of trying to find the place we used to eat our lunch at 10 years ago. The thing I love about Hong Kong is that the public transportation system is so easy to follow. The tram ran straight in front of our hotel and were really frequent. Hop on at the back and beep your octopus card at the front when you are stepping off. We sat upstairs where Senan ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong June 15th 2019

With the bags all repacked, all devices charged and a backpack filled to the gills with food, we headed off on our 80day RTW journey. The first question being whether all the bags, plus buggy, plus 3 adults and a little person would fit in my Dad's car. The bags looked bulky enough to warrant a prepack, but thankfully that yielded the correct configuration to make it work, so at least we'd be able to get as far as Dublin airport! No good trip would be complete without a last minute hitch, and ours came in the form of me not being able to locate a credit card. After tearing the house apart in multiple tornadoes, we decided to just trust that I had packed it 'somewhere safe' and it would turn up eventually when we ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Lantau Island June 7th 2019

Lantau Island, the largest of Hong Kong's islands features Ngong Ping cultural themed village, 34 mts tall Tian Tan buddha statue also known as Big Budda, the Po Lin Monastery and its vegetarian restaurant, souvenirs shops and cafes. I highly recommend to leave early for Lantau so as to avoid queues . We made a mistake by not booking tickets in advance and so we had to queue up to buy tickets and THEN again wait in line to board cable car. Online booking can be a smart option There are 3 cabins av.aliable(standard and cristal bottom cabins and private cabins). Max. 8 people can accommodate in 1 cabin. We chose single ride standard cabin and descended by bus. Even though we visited on a weekday it almost took 2 hrs in queue, but once got ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Lantau Island May 28th 2019

We were able to have a lie-in in the Regal Hotel at Hong Kong airport because the flight wasn’t until 16:40. However, as we hadn’t been given new e-tickets and we were so skeptical about having a seat on the plane we were determined to check in when the El Al desk opened. Breakfast in the Regal was surreal. There was half a plane load of Israelis including the crew in the restaurant - we could have been in Tel Aviv. There wasn’t too much to do as we didn’t want to go into Hong Kong for shopping so we sat in the hotel lounge trying to concentrate on the blog. We had a quick lunch and rushed back across to the airport. We had our seats as promised so we went through check-in, passport control ... read more
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