Hong Kong
Chuen Lung

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  • Day309

    Hong Kong

    June 15, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Man könnte meinen, dass sich meine Reise nur um Großbritannien dreht: England, Schottland, Sydney (Australien), Neuseeland und nun auch noch Hong Kong ... ungeplant. Die Stadt war zwischen 1843 -1997 Kronkolonie und ist bis heute Sonderverwaltungszone, d.h. im Gegensatz zum Mutterland China eine freie Marktwirtschaft. Hong Kong ist gigantisch, laut, bunt und zu jeder Tageszeit ein wenig anders...Read more

  • Day309

    Wimmelbild Hong Kong

    June 15, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Als Kind habe ich die Wimmelbilder geliebt:1000 Schauplätze auf einer kleinen Fläche :-) Genau so läuft es in Hong Kong ab. Nach jedem Meter gibt es etwas Neues, für Europäer exotisches zu entdecken. Ganz reich und ganz arm liegen bei 16.000 Einwohnern pro Quadratkilometer eng beieinander...Read more

  • Day63

    Hong Kong, China

    March 7, 2014 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The weather was 15C and overcast. The ship docked right next to the Star Ferries Terminal and the view of Hong Kong island was amazing. We had booked a tour to see some of the highlights and we headed off at 9am accompanied by our Chinese tour guide called Patrick! Very funny man with a dry sense of humour and excellent English and knowledge of Hong Kong. Our first stop was at a Tao temple. The incense was almost overpowering but very colourful and peaceful. We then headed for Hong Kong Island, passing through a tunnel and stopped at the Victoria Peak tram terminus. We took the tram to the top, quite an exciting ride but when we reached the top of the peak, there was very low cloud, a strong wind and it was cold. We could not see anything of Hong Kong. It was a disappointment but quite usual so we were led to believe. From there, we headed down to Aberdeen harbour for a ride on a sampan boat around the harbour. It was fun and fascinating. We then strolled around Stanley Market, interesting but we did not buy anything. After returning to the ship, we made our way to the main shopping area and finally found a shop selling traditional Chinese ware, where we bought some silk garments to bring home. That evening, we watched a laser light display over Hong Kong. It was spectacular.

    The following day, we took the ferry to Hong Kong island at a cost of the equivalent of 23p each single and took a tram to the end of the line, which took us through much of the main part of the island, costing 28p each single. The journey took one hour and twenty minutes. At the end of the line, we wandered through a Chinese market and had a coffee in McDonalds (there seriously was nowhere else!). We visited another Tao temple for another heady mixture of incense and then boarded the tram for the return journey and back to the ship. Fantastic two days.
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  • Day2

    Safely arrived at Dubai

    April 29, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After a 7 hours nightflight, we finally arrived at HONG KONG!
    We took the express train to the city centre and dropped off our luggages at the hotel.
    So so so tired... but not allowed to shower or sleep.
    Check-in as from 1.30 pm.
    Oh boy.... another 8 hours....
    Btw: smallest room ever!!!
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  • Day2

    The world's longest elevator ride

    April 29, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    The Central–Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world.
    The entire system covers over 800 metres (2,600 ft) in distance and elevates over 135 metres (443 ft) from bottom to top. Check! ✔

    We went all the way to the top (and Soho)
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Chuen Lung, 川龍