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Deep Water Bay

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    • Day 45

      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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    • Day 232

      Land of pullalong suitcases

      July 17, 2016 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      The plan for today is to go and see the big Buddha, but my first stop is to try and get the our room changed. I go down to the 3rd floor and bang on the door, but after 10 mins there is still no answer so I guess she isn't in. We can't wait in for her all day so we make our way to the tube and after a couple of changes were on the line to Tung Chung. There are loads of people on here but I'm hoping most of them will get off at Disneyland, however I'm sadly mistaken. We join the queue for the cable car, but after hardly moving for half an hour I suggest to Mark it might be worth doing this on Monday when there are less people. He agrees but making our way to leave the queue is a task in itself. Eventually we are back on the tube and after a little look at the map we've decided to go to llama island.
      I have to say the tube system here is brilliant and within a short time we arrive at the pier. The boat over is just £1.40 and takes about 30 minutes and we arrive to the island. We disembark the boat and follow the single path in front of us which leads through the first small village with restaurants and shops scattered either side. A little further along is an English pub that sells pickled eggs so i indulge in a pack of ready salted and an egg while Mark indulges in a pint. We just have the one and mine was a coke but the bill is a tenner so that's our lunch budget out the window. Our first stop is the temple by which I am a little underwhelmed as I expected it to be really impressive but to be honest I nearly walked past it. We do a you turn and head up the hill and walk for half an hour till we reach the beach. Mark takes a dip to cool down but I choose not to as the water is a mass of plastic bags and rubbishy and to the right is a huge power station, although these things don't stop most people going in. The water is really warm and after a quick refresh we continue our journey around the island. On the other side we start on an incline up the hill and to the right is a bbq area where they have pits that you can use to cook lunch. We chat to a lady called Claire who is from Australia but working over here for 6 weeks and make our way to the viewing point at the top. There is just the one path that takes us around the Island and as we go down I spot a huge spider. When I look closer there are lots of them but its the biggest spider I've seen in the wild, so after a quick photo we continued along the trail accompanied by our new found friend. Along the path there are square doggie poo places which is a great idea, and further along we reach Kamikaze Cave where Japanese soldiers dug out the caves and placed torpedo boats in them to bomb the allied forces as they entered the harbour . The path leads around the harbour and towards the next temple before bringing us to the Fisherfolk Village. As we walk through there are hundreds of tanks filled with everything from Crabs to Prawns and a Clam that looks more than a little suggestive, but we give this a miss and opt for a beer. On The journey back we opt to sit inside as the heat is unbelievable and even the sea breeze is warm. Bidding good night to Claire we exchange email addresses and arrange to meet for dinner in a couple of nights.
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