Hong Kong
Chuen Lung

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    • Day 309

      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

    • Day 309

      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

    • Day 1

      Foodtrip in Hongkong

      October 10, 2010 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

      For a food fanatic like me, eating is a pretty big part of travelling.We went to a night market and we found a lot of food to choose from. You'll see many choices of noodles, soups , traditional prawn dumplings, won ton, sliced fish cake, rice dishes and fishballs. All delicious and cheap. The only difficult part was the locals don't know how to speak English so you just point the food you like and do sign language.
      But if you don't like any of the food, there’s always good old McDonalds, where you can get a reasonably priced meal which I'm thankful of.
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    • Day 2

      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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    • Day 2

      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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    • Day 63

      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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    • Day 2

      Hong Kong

      July 20, 2011 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C


      We made it! QF029 eventually touched down at Hong Kong International airport around 5.50am local time. The pre-booked emergency exit seats were well worthwhile, making it a most comfortable (and roomy) flight from Hong Kong to Melbourne. I was initially terrified at spotting a mother with a young baby sitting accross from me, but to my relief, that was one well behaved and quiet baby! The flight ran relatively smoothly, with the exception of a lightning bolt striking right next to the wing, terrifying Natalie and the nearby air hostess!
      We managed a couple hours of half sleep/ rest on the flight. Upon arrival, we purchased a 3 day HK Rail Pass, and jumped on the MTR to Kowloon station. Now I know you're all well familiar with my sincere love of Metro Trains.

      The very fact that the Hong Kong MTR Rail is run by the same company as Metro Trains is utterly baffling. The rail network here is FANTASTIC! Trains run every 5-8 minutes, the network grid is clear and gets you wherever you need to be quickly.
      We arrived at Kowloon station, and ambled onto a random shuttle bus under vague guidance... it sorta bundled us, free of charge to apparently within walking distance of our hotel, and before we knew it, we were there.
      Arrival @ Hotel Panorama by Rhombus. We were greeted, dropped our bags off and ventured off to Lantau Island for the day by MTR.
      What a great first day Natalie and I had. We jumped on a cable car, that took about 20-25 minutes, and climbed high over the rocky mountains of the Island, towards Ngong Ping. Here we signed up for a tour. This included first, a trip to Tai O Fishing village by bus. This village was a great first taste of alternate culture for Natalie. Houses on the water on stilts, temples, and just about everything you can imagine that lives under the sea, ready for immediate consumption for half a dollar .. sea cucumbers, starfish, even sting ray. It was there!

      Next stop was the Po Lin Monastery. This was a giant buddhist temple on the mountain top. Very impressive. We stopped here for lunch, and some authentic chinese cuisine. We tried it, but we didnt really love it. The final stop on the island was the giant Tian Tan Buddha! This is the worlds largest bronze buddha statue. It was impressive, well that is, what we could see of it. By this time, a mist had descended upon the mountain top. We took what pictures we could and ventured back to the hotel to check in.
      After initial negotiation with the room, we took a break, before heading to 'happy hour'. This is an awesome concept. A cafe near the top floors of the hotel, breaktaking views, free alcohol, a great place to watch the light show with views of Victoria harbour. There was snack food included, but then we headed around the corner for a meal at a the Biergarten German Resteraunt. That was it! What a great first day :)

      Points to note: At this stage, my phone isnt working. International roaming hasnt connected for some reason. Ive emailed Telstra this morning, hoping to get that sorted.
      Its our second day today! I've already got 150+ photos.. haha. I'll upload some either tonight or tomorrow morning. We've gotta get a move on and get to Disneyland.
      Finally, just thinking, its quite unlikely i'll be able to update this on a frequent basis for this trip, especially after we leave Hong Kong in a couple days.
      I'll do it, it just might take quite some time/ big delays, esp in uploading photos, as this can take some time. Internet cafes seem scarse here, im typing this from behind reception/ business centre at the hotel. Well, thats it for now! Disneyland time!
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    • Day 205

      Den eigenen Teil zum ganzen beitragen

      March 22, 2017 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

      Wir waren natürlich auch fleißig dabei die Wände des Hostels zu verschönern. Das Hop Inn on Carnivor (?) hat super nettes Personal und, mein persönlicher Favorite, schrubbt die Bäder jeden Tag mit Chlor ♡Read more

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