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  • Day176

    Surfing the world famous Uluwatu

    March 23 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Got up for the start of breakfast at 8am. I was starting to feel better from stomach pains now, so felt up for a bit of a surf.
    Walked down to Uluwatu beach. (World famous beach which breaks onto a shallow reef producing hollow barrels).
    All places where you could rent a board were closed! Can you believe it, almost empty world class surf and I couldn't get in. Uggh.
    Walked back through town to try to find somewhere. No good. All closed. A bit frustrated we went back to call up the airlines to ensure the flights were still going.
    At about 3 we set out again to see if any surf rental places had opened.
    Only 1 had, and was taking full advantage of it with her prices. Rented one for 2 hours and jogged down to the beach.
    Within a few mins of me walking over the reef and paddling out i heard a load of whistles blowing on the shore, with people waving to come back in.
    Initially no one moved. But then a few of the locals went in and the rest started following. I managed to catch one average wave before paddling back in.
    Not quite the surf ending I was looking for.
    Got back and the beach was closed. It sounded like this was going to be a permanent ban on beach access for the next few weeks. Definitely time to head home. Good that we changed our flight to tomorrow. The evening was spent watching films and worrying about the news that Hong Kong (our transit location) was to close 15mins after our flight was due to leave. Definitely could not have left it any later.
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  • Day173

    Going to Amed for freediving training

    March 20 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    With 10 days left of the holiday we decided to do 3 days of diving / free diving and 7 days of surfing.
    Took us ages to figure out which area to go to for the best free diving, best courses, location etc.
    Eventually settled on Amed. Near to (but far enough away from) an active volcano.
    After much faff of finding a taxi, we selected a free dive course to do and got them to arrange a driver to pick us up.
    The driver told us all about the upcoming silent festival where the whole island shuts down and no one is allowed on the streets. (Well I guess that is one day of surfing out the window already).
    Arrived at our lovely hotel, got upgraded to a nice big room over looking the pool and the sea. All for only 17 quid a night. We were the only people in the restaurant with a meal costing £2.50. Bargain.
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  • Day4

    Ding Ding to The Peak

    November 27, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    We caught the Ding Ding this morning, the double deck narrow gauge tram that runs past the front of our hotel, then walked to the lower station of the Peak Tram, the funicular up to Victoria Peak.

    Victoria Peak is where the classic photos of Hong Kong are taken, and the crowds were indicative of its popularity. Most people take some photos at the peak, do some shopping, then go back down, but we did the 90 minute walk around the Peak Track, a 3km circumnavigation of the peak. We got some great views of the docks and outlying areas on a very quiet (and pleasantly flat) track.

    Atfer a spot of lunch, and a rainbow cheese toastie for KT, we caught the funicular back down and walked to the underground station via Hong Kong Park, and visited the world's most expensive tree - a bit like the Burnside gum, this banyan tree was preserved when the area was redeveloped, at an estimated cost of A$4 million.

    During our walks we have been surprised by the lack of cars on the road (but the trains and trams are packed!), and the cars are either taxis or luxury vehicles. DC decided to count the Tesla's today and got to 24! (turns out HK had very attractive rebates for electric vehicles and sold 2900 in one month before the rebates were removed. By comparison, Australia sold 1400 for the whole year)

    The rain started again mid afternoon, so we ate locally at the Queen Street Cooked Food Market again for tea - highlight this time was the crispy pork in scrambled egg!
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  • Day5

    STANLEY!!

    November 28, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We took a trip down south today to the Victor Harbor of Hong Kong, Stanley!

    We caught the local bus via the Aberdeen Tunnel and Repulse Bay (home to a Ferrari and Tesla dealership!), and arrived just in time for morning tea - egglette (egg waffle) has become KT's favourite.

    We wandered the market, went for a beach walk (yes, there was a cache involved!) and had lunch in a backstreet noodle establishment (generous serve of mains were $5 each, compared to the waterfront where a gourmet cheese toastie was $20 at the "English pub").

    We caught the bus back to Causeway Bay (and found where all the traffic is in Hong Kong), visited Lot No 1 (the first parcel of land auctioned off by the British after the claimed the colony), and the Noonday Gun (as mentioned in Noel Coward's Mad Dogs and Englishmen).

    Street food for dinner tonight, literally! We bought pork buns, rice and other items of unknown ingredient from a small shop front and ate them on the street ☺

    Today's Tesla count: 75+ (he stopped counting!)
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  • Day177

    Time to go home to the UK.

    March 24 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Checked out after breakfast and heard police in the street on loud speakers saying things are locked down. Our accommodation was saying there would be no taxis to the airport.
    Although our flight was not until later this afternoon we thought it would be best to just get to the airport so quickly got the lady at the counter to take us to the airport.
    All looked on time... so far so good and all ok with a temperature check to enter the airport!
    Waited for a few hours until check in and then successfully Checked in for the first leg to Hong Kong. Whoop!
    Easy flight but full.
    Hong Kong was going into lockdown at 11.59pm for all people going through transit.
    Our flight was due to leave to Heathrow at 11.45pm. Cutting it pretty fine! We didn't explore the airport, just headed straight to the right gate, passing another temp check on the way.
    It took off and we were away! Yes! So all should be fine as long as the UK doesnt go into lockdown on the way back.
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  • Day60

    Roadtrip in Zahlen

    December 20, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Unsere Reise ist nun endgültig vorüber. Wir warten am Gate in Hongkong, bis wir boarden können.
    Das Fazit unseres Trips in Zahlen:
    - 44 Tage unterwegs mit dem Camper
    - genau 6'200 Kilometer gefahren
    - ca. 810 Liter Benzin verbraucht
    - 123 öffentliche Toiletten benutzt
    - 7 mal auswärts gegessen
    - 14 Campingplätze besucht
    - 276 Sandflies getötet
    - 0 Unfälle gebaut
    - 2 mal falsche Strassenseite befahren 🙄
    - nie verfahren 😜
    - 2 Bücher gelesen
    - 5 mal bedauert, keine Pinguine gesehen zu haben
    - 3 Beulen am Kopf wegen Platzverhältnis im Jucy
    - 11 mal Abwasser geleert

    Was wir vermissen werden (Achtung kann Spuren von Sarkasmus enthalten):
    - Mücken jagen
    - Am WLAN hinterherjagen
    - Bett aufbauen
    - nach öffentlichen WC's ausschau halten
    - kuschelige Platzverhältnisse
    - Lieder herunterladen bzw. hören, die beiden passen
    - Geklapper im Jucy während dem Fahren
    - REGENWETTER
    - Angst dass das Gas beim Kochen ausgeht

    Das Schreiben hat nun ein Ende. Es hat uns echt gefreut, dass wir so viele mit unseren Berichten begeistern konnten.
    Danke fürs fliessige läse und bis bald..!😘
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  • Day45

    Auf die Insel

    March 24, 2019 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    Heute gings auf die Inselseite, in die große Stadt 😊 Mit der Fähre gings rüber, erstaunlicherweise konnten wir nur mit Münzen und Scheinen zahlen. Ich dachte China wäre da vorschritlicher 🤔

    Der Blick auf die große Stadt, war sehr beeindruckend. An der Ufer Promenade war es noch recht ruhig, doch in der Innenstadt angekommen, gab es ein unglaubliches gewussel. Nach der Stärkung und der Kampf mit den Stäbchen 😄 sind wir über den Street-Markt gelaufen, was da alles verkauft wurde, die Gerüche und all die Menschen. Dann sind wir mit der schmalsten und höchsten Straßenbahn gefahren, die ich je gesehen habe. Was ein Spaß, mit offenem Fenster durch die Stadt düsen. Von da aus gings wieder auf die Fähre und zurück zum Schiff - geniale Stadt 😎

    Schon verrückt als Europäer so rauszufallen, seih es optisch aber auch sprachlich. Bin sehr fasziniert von der Chinesischen Schreibkunst, wie kann ein Wort in Englisch welches 10 Buchstaben hat, mit nur 2 Zeichen auskommen 🤔
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  • Day2

    Mellanlandat i Hongkong

    January 29 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Efter ytterligare 11 timmars flygresa har vi nu mellanlandat i Hongkong. Flygningen med Cathay Pacific var bekväm men det var svårt att sova. Någon timmes sömn fick vi väl iallafall ihop😔. Många bär munskydd och i högtalaren varnar man för smittorisken (Corona-viruset). Vi är nu 6 Tim framåt i tiden. Nästa resa till Auckland, en flygning på 12 Tim, tar oss ytterligare 6 Tim fram.Read more

  • Day3

    Chinese New Year

    February 6, 2019 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Da haben wir den Aufenthalt zeitlich echt gut geplant! Das Feuerwerk war super, das wussten die tausende von Menschen die mit uns da waren auch. Dass so viiieeele Menschen da Platz gefunden haben ist echt unglaublich. Im Unterschied zu Deutschland gab es weder Taschenkontrollen noch wurde man abgetastet. Das Vertrauen hier scheint größer zu sein als zuhause. Trotzdem war Polizei da und hat dafür gesorgt, dass alle das Spektakel sehen konnten und auch heile wieder zur Bahn gekommen sind.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hongkong, Hong Kong, ሆንግ ኮንግ, هونغ كونغ, Honk Konq, Гон-Конг, Хонконг, হংকং, ཧོང་ཀོང༌།, Hong Kong S.A.R., Tseina, ཧོང་ཀོང, Hɔng Kɔng nutome, Χονγκ Κονγκ, هنگ‌کنگ, Hong Cong, હોંગ કોંગ, הונג קונג, हाँग काँग, 香港, ჰონგ კონგი, Гонконг (арнайы әкімшілік аймақ), ហុងកុង, ಹಾಂಗ್ ಕಾಂಗ್, 홍콩, ຮ່ອງກົງ, Honkongas, Honkonga, Хонг Конг, ഹോങ് കോങ്, हाँगकाँग, Ħong Kong, ဟောင်ကောင်, हङकङ, ହଂକଂ ବିଶେଷ ପ୍ରଶାସନିକ କ୍ଷେତ୍ର ଚୀନ୍, Regiun d'administraziun speziala da Hongkong, China, Гонконг, හොංකොං, ஹாங்காங், హాంగ్ కాంగ్, ฮ่องกง, Hongi Kongi, Гонконґ, ہانگ کانگ, Hồng Kông, i-Hong Kong

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