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Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon January 25th 2015

Well, we arrived in HK after a long flight that took an extra 1.5 hours! Just been out for some street food and are about to crash out! Amazing place with skyscrapers everywhere you look.... read more

Asia » Hong Kong January 24th 2015

I have been thinking. Plenty of time to do it. This flight is fourteen and a half hours long. How many dumb movies can one watch? I just watched one of the dumbest, “Nights in Rodathe” with Richard Gere and Dianne Lane. Even their pretty faces can’t save this badly written, badly acted bottle of artificially flavored syrup. I didn’t read the Nicholas Sparks novel (and wouldn’t admit it if I did - what pablum!) but I still knew everything that was going to happen in the movie and the sequence of these events before the initial credits were done being listed. Yes he dies. Sorry if I spoiled the ending. I’ve also been unable to read in the dark cabin as I keep falling instantly to sleep. I have been reduced to just thinking and ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai January 10th 2015

Hello my fellow travellers! Today has been a good day filled to the brim with Chinese heritage sites. I begun the day with visit to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (fair warning, it's not actually a monastery since there are no monks living here, the temple is run by laymen). It's a sweaty hike up a steep hill to reach the monastery and the path there is lined with golden statues. I must admit that some of the statues here are really creepy and not in the good creepy awe-inspiring way but in a just plain creepy way. Regardless it's a nice place to visit and definitely worth you time. After the visit to the monastery I made my way to the Che Kung Temple which is absolutely amazing, it is a Ming Dynasty temple dedicated ... read more
Che Kung Temple
Fung Yin Seen Koon Temple
Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda

Asia » Hong Kong » Lantau Island January 9th 2015

Hello my fellow travellers! After a good nights sleep I feel like I've settled into the new time-zone quite well. That actually went quicker than I had expected. I started this day with a brisk walk to the Central Station where I took the MTR to Tung Chung, this is where you take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car up to the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. The ride is cool and steep but so is the price, it costs 165 HKD for a return trip and 115 for a single trip, and that's for the standard cabin, you can also go in a crystal cabin which features a glass bottom. I don't remember the single fair for that one but I think the return fair was 255 HKD. You can also choose ... read more
Po Lin Monastery
Ngong Ping 360
Tian Tan Buddha

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai January 8th 2015

Hello my fellow travellers! After a long flight from Copenhagen to Istanbul to Hong Kong I've finally arrived in this wonderful city and I love it already! It's a bustling metropolis and it's night-sky is lit up by tonnes of lights. It is such an amazing place and I look forward to seeing more of it. So far today I haven't really done much since I arrived fairly late and was delayed first from Copenhagen and then again from Istanbul due to snow. The flights has still been good though, Turkish Airlines are a really nice company, they served food even on the short flight of less than three hours and every seat has a great entertainment centre with a truck-load of good movies. They also handed out slippers and a good sleepers kit. Thumbs up! ... read more
Hong Kong
Old Bank of China Building
That's a Lot of Food!

Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon January 4th 2015

Hong Kong, what is there to say about Hong Kong that hasn't already been said? There are only three things to do in Hong Kong; Shop, Eat, and Drink lots. Sure you can do all those things, though I wouldn't say my budget is as high as many of the visitors there. For those who go into Hong Kong and only have that to say, I feel sorry for you. There is so much more to explore beyond the glitz and glamor of the high-end shopping that seem to attract all the visitors. To experience the real Hong Kong you have to get off the beaten path, although for a city of 7 million, compacted down to the size of a small city, there really is no “unbeaten path”. Please find yourself walking down the streets ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong January 2nd 2015

Well we have arrived in Hong Kong! The flight was about 16 hours. The plane was the biggest I've ever been on and time flew by. I watched a movie and listened to some music for the first few hours. Sleeping was a little difficult but its never comfortable on a plane... Our next flight is to Singapore. We leave in about 20 minutes. That flight will be about 4 hours. We are staying in Singapore tonight and we fly out of Singapore tomorrow at about 4 pm. Then we are off to Bali. The time difference is 14 hours ahead here. I'm keeping my watch set for Wisconsin time so I don't have to keep track. Love you all and miss you! I'll be posting lots of pictures once we arrive. I just wanted to ... read more
Our plane to Hong Kong
Singapore Selfie
We made it to Singapore

Asia » Hong Kong January 1st 2015

Ik ben vandaag dus aangekomen in Hong Kong. Op de vliegtuigreis heb ik leuk zowat heel de cabine mogen helpen met hun handbagage (they are so tiny) en voor de rest wat geslapen en gegeten. In de residentie zelf is het een beetje een weekendgevoel zoals in Leuven, er is geen kat (opgegeten?). (Residentie -> kaartjes sturen mag). Dus dan ben ik maar op zoek gegaan naar voedsel in een giga shoppingscenter, om het allemaal rustig op te bouwen enzo. Er zijn hier dus veel Chinezen op 1 of andere manier en ondanks mijn overzicht, loop je er wel eens hier en daar eentje omver want ik ben duidelijk nog niet mee in het lopen in massa's... (domme toerist blikken). Dus het is hier niet zo moeilijk om eten te vinden, enkel het weten wat dat ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island December 31st 2014

Six months ago, I wrote about the first half of my year, and my aim of setting a new resolution each month. As 2014 comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on the latter end of the year, and the resolutions it entailed. Basically, at the beginning of the year I decided I would soon forget any new years reolution, so instead I created one every month. It only had to last for 30/31 days! The blog on the first six months can be found in the link below: So....August I tried something new called oil pulling - using coconut oil. I tried to do it once a day and felt the benefits. Looking back, it's something that didn't turn into a habit, but I'd like to do it again. Have a google for ... read more
Snap happy!
My photography face
I love photography

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island December 16th 2014

I hope that I have done all that was on my to do list for HongKong. ONLY one more day to wander around. I will go by tram the Happy Valley Racecourse Museum. Races happen at 19:30. I may and thenagain may not participate ... nonot ride the horse nor bet .... but watch the people and the race. The actual list is frozen in the fried notebook, which should by now be in some container in Shanghai Harbour. And now for a picture story of my second last day in HongKong. Below you will find with 20 pictures with titles and captions. Enjoy.... read more
Organizing Early in the Morning
December Gardening
Hong Kong Mosaic

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