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Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » The Peak September 12th 2012

Day 4 (Sun 9thSep) Pretty much a write off due to getting in at half 5 Saturday night, went out after a pretty busy day with 4 other manxies from home, who either live here or were over for one reason or another. One by one they went home, but I didn’t. Ended up in a bar watching the tennis being the only person cheering for Andy Murray’s opponent as I really don’t like him. Anyways, the night was a good one and I managed to make it back to my hostel and my bed, somehow. Waking up around lunch time to then realise I’d lost my key card was confusing since I got into my room and my locker ok at 5:30am so I searched around but as yet no key card, hence the walk ... read more
Po Lin Monastery
Tai O Fishing Stilt Village
Night time Hong Kong

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Wan Chai September 8th 2012

Day 1 (Thurs 6th Sept) So, my flight left London Heathrow at 9:30am. I checked in around half 6 looking like an extra from a zombie film, certainly wasn’t a pretty sight for the lady on the check in desk. Was also shivering like mad as the marble floor was freezing, this lasted nearly until I got on the plane. I flew with Jet Airways, who I’d never heard of before, booking to Hong Kong via Mumbai for a short interchange of planes. Luckily this morning flight from Heathrow had very few people on it for such a large plane, which meant not only did I have a window seat, which is always better to watch take offs and landings with, but I had 3 seats to myself to lounge over should I need a sleep, ... read more
View from Airport Shuttle
View from Airport Shuttle
Nan Lian Gardens

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester » Manchester September 7th 2012

Pre-Trip So, the trip has started. It’s begun with a pre trip visit to England on the way to Heathrow for my initial flight to Hong Kong after saying goodbye to all my family and friends over various dinners and drinking sessions last weekend. I left home on Monday 3rd September on the ferry from Douglas to Heysham, a lovely 3 and a half hour sailing going at speeds the rowers at the Olympics could probably reach. Definitely the slowest route to leave the Isle of Man but ultimately the cheapest J First stop is Manchester, where I’ve had the chance to catch up with some friends who I don’t see that often so that has been good, and thanks to those who have put me up. I have upgraded my train journey to first class ... read more




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