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Asia » Hong Kong February 10th 2022

Hong Kong Impeccable service at the Mandarin Oriental's Man Wah restaurant The Mandarin Oriental on Hong Kong Island was rated among the top ten hotels in the world. Our host was General Manager Peter Stafford, a true gentleman dedicated to service. We were impressed by the impeccable service in its Man Wah restaurant...our needs were anticipated and unobtrusively fulfilled, while enjoying delectable Chinese cuisine. We had splendid European dinners at the hotel's signature Mandarin Grill, too. Both are Michelin star restaurants. The Mandarin Oriental met us at the airport in a vintage Rolls Royce, the doorman greeted us by name, the front desk had us preregistered, and an Assistant Manager escorted us to our room ... a delightful arrival. A 'spouse tour' was led by Kai Yin Loh, the hotel's Public Relations Manager - a well-known ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong January 23rd 2021

Hong Kong Trip to visit Uncle Bobster with Mummy and Daddy and meet up with Grandaddy d and Grandma on their world trip. Disneyland Hong Kong.... read more

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 snídaně. Porce byly ... 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

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

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

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

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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