Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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  • Day122

    Hong Kong - Victoria Peak

    October 4 in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a great city with shopping streets, skyscrapers and a lot of people on the one hand but also nature without any other people on the other side. We saw both sides of Hong Kong today and especially the view from Victoria Peak to downtown Hong Kong was amazing.

    Hong Kong ist auf der einen Seite eine Metropole mit Einkaufsstraßen, Wolkenkratzern und Millionen von Menschen. Auf der anderen Seite ist man mit der U-Bahn allerdings auch innerhalb von wenigen Minuten in der Natur. Wir haben heute beide extreme gesehen und sind begeistert von Hong Kong. Vor allem der Blick vom Victoria Peak auf Central Hong Kong ist wirklich beeindruckend.Read more

  • Day3

    Victoria Peak - HK von oben

    January 4 in Hong Kong

    Mit der Peak Tram (einer Standseilbahn) ging es heute für uns weit nach oben - nach dem „Überblick“ wanderten wir noch einmal um den Gipfel herum, um alle Seiten von HK zu erkunden ☝🏼 Abends gab es die end-Laser Lichtershow mit poppigem Technosound … Nach Bohnenpudding und Matchaeis ab ins Bett!

  • Day127

    Nach Shanghai kommt Hongkong

    June 12 in Hong Kong

    In den letzten Tagen in Shanghai haben wir unter Anderem noch Qibao besucht und eine Huangpu-Flussfahrt unternommen. Qibao ist ein kleines Dörfchen etwas ausserhalb der Stadt, mit der Metro jedoch super zu erreichen. Direkt an 2 kleinen Flüssen gelegen wiederspiegelt es das ehemalige Leben in China.
    Der Huangpu River ist der grosse Strom, welcher mitten durch Shanghai fliesst und die Stadt teilt. Weiter ist es auch die wichtigste Wasserstrasse um Güter per Schiff nach Shanghai (und wahrscheinlich ganz China) zu transportieren - es ist also ordentlich was los.😊 Wir genossen eine kurze Rundfahrt mit einem der zahlreichen Schiffe und tuckerten mal Flussauf- und Flussabwärts.

    Nach 11 wunderbaren Tagen in Shanghai verlassen wir China und reisen weiter nach Hongkong. Die besagte Stadt ist eine Sonderverwaltungszone und wurde von den Briten kolonialisiert. Erst seit knapp 20 Jahren gehört Hongkong wieder offiziell zu der Republik China. Ausser das man neben Englisch noch Chinesisch spricht, hat es aber mit China nicht mehr viel zu tun - finden wir. Spucken, Littering und Hundehaufen sind verboten und mit hohen Geldstrafen belegt. Auch gibt es wieder normale Toiletten (mit Papier) und Einkaufsläden, wie wir es von zu Hause kennen. Die Briten haben gute Arbeit geleistet.👍

    Wir haben eine super Unterkunft auf Hongkong Island gefunden. Von hier aus machen wir uns auf den Weg, um die Stadt zu erkunden.

    Achja - Shanghai haben wir übrigens mit Hochgeschwindigkeit verlassen. Der Maglev-Train zum Airport gilt als die schnellste Magnetschwebebahn der Welt. Mit bis zu 430 km/h bringt er die Passagiere zum Flughafen. Nur wenige Fahrten pro Tag erreichen jedoch diese Spitzengeschwindigkeit - wir fuhren gemütlich (300 km/h) ans Ziel.🤨
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  • Day129

    Sightseeing in Hongkong

    June 14 in Hong Kong

    Eigentlich gibt es bei uns ja immer nur Sonnenschein und blauen Himmel🙏 - in den vergangenen zwei Tagen zeigte sich jedoch die Regenzeit von ihrer besten Seite. Nichtsdestotrotz wollten wir uns aber die Highlights der Weltmetropole nicht entgehen lassen und machten uns mit Regenschirm auf den Weg.☔

    Mit der Star Ferry unternahmen wir eine Hafenrundfahrt und mit dem Ding Ding (100 Jährige Strassenbahn) fuhren wir Hongkong Island auf und ab. Das Peak Tram brachte uns auf den Victoria Peak (höchster Berg mit 554 M.ü.M.) von wo aus die Aussicht über die Stadt einmalig ist.
    Hongkong ist mit zwei Attraktionen im Guinessbuch der Rekorde vertreten. Einerseits ist dies der Central Mid Level Escalator (20 aufeinanderfolgende Rolltreppen und 3 Förderbänder), welcher als längste überdachte Rolltreppe gilt. Es dauert recht lange bis man die 800 Meter Länge und 135 Höhenmeter hinter sich gebracht hat. In der Zwischenzeit kann man sich die Restaurants und Gässchen merken, die man auf dem Rückweg genauer unter die Lupe nehmen möchte, denn die Rolltreppe fährt nur in eine Richtung: morgens runter und ab Mittag bis spätabends den Berg rauf.
    Anderseits ist die Show „Symphony of Lights“ im Guinessbuch als grösste permanente Licht- und Soundshow vermerkt. Wir bestaunten die Show von der Tsim Sha Tsui Uferpromenade und waren begeistert von den 40 beleuchteten Hochhäusern, die bei der Show mitmachen. Zu guter Letzt warfen wir noch ein Auge auf den Goldfischmarkt.🐟

    So, das war‘s mit China, einem nicht so einfachen Reiseland als Backpacker. Morgen gehts weiter nach Vietnam.
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  • Day62

    Reise nach Hongkong

    October 21, 2016 in Hong Kong

    Mit dem Nachtzug ging es dann in einem offenem 6er Liegewagen nach Shenzhen. Wir hatten zu unserer Verwunderung super geschlafen.
    In Shenzhen liefen wir zu Fuss über die "Grenze" zur Sonderverwaltungszone Hongkong🇭🇰. Dort haben wir uns am Bahnhof verköstigt. Dies war jedoch ein Fehler... 😷
    Mit üblen Bauchschmerzen und Kraftlosigkeit wurde für Lukas der Tag zum Albtraum. Wir mussten quer durch Hong Kong reisen damit wir zu unserem Hostel gelangten. Am Abend erreichten wir dann auch endlich unseren Übernachtungsplatz.
    Die Aussicht auf Hong Kong war atemberaubend. In der Nacht konnte sich Lukas einigermassen erholen, da spielten die animalischen Mitbewohner 🐉 keine Rolle mehr.
    Heute sind wir im Hostel "gefangen". Dieses liegt auf einem Berg und ist nur mit einem Shuttle Bus 🚌 oder dem Taxi 🚕 zu erreichen. Da momentan die Taifun-Warnstufe 8 herrscht, läuft im Moment gerade nichts mehr. Bereits nach Stufe 3 werden Schulen geschlossen, der öffentliche Verkehr liegt lahm und die Geschäfte schliessen.⛈💨🚷🆘
    Wir hoffen dass wir am Sonntag trotzdem nach Hanoi fliegen können. ✈️🙈
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  • Day3

    Day 3 - WAG-ing

    February 10, 2017 in Hong Kong

    New lesson of the day. When you're two 'English Roses' you shouldn't wait to ask 'am I getting pink?' Before putting sun cream and a cap on even if it's shady. Especially if one of you is bald.

    We dragged out pink neck and nose out of bed after a better night's sleep for some early-ish morning Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan. Other branches of this small chain have Michelin stars making them apparently the cheapest Michelin starred restaurants in the world (we're such tourists). We were near a non-starred one so went with it. It was really delicious. Their specialist BBQ porks buns are a bargain food highlight and recommended if you're ever in HK.

    After breakfast we continued ticking off our tourist info card and went up Victoria Peak on the tram. The tram line first opened in 1888 but I think they've updated the system since then (though probably not that recently). It basically is two carriages being pulled 45degrees up Victoria Peak with a feeling something could snap any minute and send you plummeting roller coaster style to the bottom (don't worry Mum, spoiler alert, that didn't happen). At the top we checked out the slightly cloudy 428m above sea level view. I'm not sure what it is about the need to see major cities from a high point but I still buy into it every time.

    We had to cut out trip to the Peak fairly short for our afternoon plans so caught the tram back down and headed to Happy Valley to meet Matt's friend Tom who'd invited him to play football with some friends and work colleagues. I played WAG and half watched the football and half watched the kites (the bird type) circling overhead.

    We headed back to Tom's place and hung out with him and his wife Angela for a while before hitting happy hour at Saint Germain. Several wines later we went to Keung Kee restaurant for more BBQ pork, noodles and duck fried rice. Yum.

    We caught the star ferry home after some MTR disruption (can't get over the 25p bargain price). It's apparently the coolest day of winter so far in HK. At least we won't get more burnt.... wear sunscreen kids. That's almost as good as the advice I got from the Drainage Services Department today. 'Do it from the heart' they say. Whilst sorting the drains.
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  • Day4

    Xiamen

    November 28, 2017 in Hong Kong

    Hello from the coastal city of Xiamen.

    We had a very pleasant day Sunday with Maria’s folks walking around the Olympic Site and visiting the Llama temple. On our previous visit we had stopped only for a quick photo of the birdnest stadium in the rain during a jammed packed tour day so it was nice to see it in more detail. Lots of lovely public art. Also lots of new building happening for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics. Poor Maria was done being a translator by the end of the day. Admittedly, it’s very hard to even begin to know people if you can’t communicate. Maria’s Dad had lots of questions about my Mom’s place, and who’s was paying and what she is doing etc. Maria’s Mom has decided that we should move to Beijing because it’s much cheaper to live. She offered me a key to one of their flats. Very generous people indeed. However, in addition to many major reasons for not moving to China, the main day-to-day barriers for me would be a lack of good, affordable coffee and ditto for white wine.

    We left Beijing on Monday morning bright and early. That is everything left Beijing except for my iPad which I left in the security area which was beyond busy. We were checked, ID etc at least 3 Times. Fortunately, a friend of Maria picked it up yesterday on his way through to Vancouver and we’ll recover it there from him. There is security and checks everywhere here and we were reminded by Maria that we must have Passports on us at all times. We don’t normally think about it. The Chinese have ID cards that they use for everything.

    We are in another great hotel here in Xiamen in what seems to be a kind of expat district in this city. Nice lowers profile city and We have a beautiful view across the river to the main city. There is a Starbucks next door where we found decent coffee. Xiamen is a port city across the strait from Taiwan. There are essentially 2 islands- the larger one with the city and the smaller one was a British Treaty Port from 1842to 1912. Today we took the ferry to this smaller, car-free island called Golangyu. We put on lots of miles steps wandering around the island which is now a UNESCO site because of the many old colonial buildings. We visited a lovely small piano museum which had amongst the collection a Chickering piano - the same brand as mine! The island became a unique hub for pianists because of the large number of pianos brought to the area by the Brits. A number of world famous Chinese pianists came from the area.

    We stopped for some interesting take out food. Fried things mostly . We are wary because of some of the crazy things that are on offer but also because of Mike’s allergy to shellfish.
    Much of the food here is as Jon would say- greasy but good. We’ve tried a few unfamiliar things but mostly on the veg side - bitter melons. We had spicy fish head the other night. We left the lips and eyes to Maria who. Is very adventurous when it comes to eating. Tonight we went in search of some weird sea worms.... evidently a local dish. Everything is served family style and people just pick away at things. I’m getting much better with my cop sticks. The smells here are very strong and I have them hard time with them at times. The Duran fruit and the really smelly tofu just knock you over.

    . Today we head inland on the bullet train inland to a place called Wuyishan. On the way we are stopping at another island . Wuyishan is a Chinese resort city in Fujian province's Wuyi Mountains. It's popular for bamboo rafting on the 9-Bend River and viewing the range's 36 peaks, including high points like Great King Peak.
    That’s it for now.
    Love Heather (Mom)
    Fi, hope the trip to the Uk was uneventful.
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  • Day58

    Peak Tram

    August 26, 2017 in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong seems much nicer after a night's sleep! Not a cloud in the sky, and really, really hot - we'd forgotten what 35 degrees and 90% humidity felt like! Forecast is not too great after today, so we tried to do all the outdoor things today. First of all, took the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak. Completely bonkers funicular tram which pulls you up the hillside at 45 degrees. Seats all face one way and you face backwards on the way down or otherwise you'd fall off your seat! Great fun, and stunning views at the top. Typhoon? What typhoon!Read more

  • Day76

    Day 76 - The Final Countdown

    April 24, 2017 in Hong Kong

    Our penultimate blog - don't worry blog fans, yesterday might have felt like the last day but there's 2 more fun days of semi-transit to write about before the bitter end!

    We started our Monday adventure at Brisbane airport where their free wifi log in page told me that I don't have a valid first name. So I changed it to a stereotypical old school Aussie name, Sharon, and it worked. (Yes slow day)

    Matt's highlight of the day was at security. A guy a few in front of us pulled a bottle of wine out of his carry on and put it into a tray whilst the rest of the queue giggled knowing that would be a no no. Then a few loose pills fell out on to the counter cueing more giggles. Obviously the wine was binned. And I think it's probably a story where you had to be there.

    I ate a classic sausage, egg and chips breakfast, bought an eye liner - well we did have $30 to spend - and then it was time to board the Quantas.

    The flight was really good. I like long day flights, an excuse to watch films without pressure to sleep. Our choices below with critique:

    Helen
    - Edge of Seventeen - I enjoyed it. Similar tone to Juno. Funny.
    - Arrival - Excellent, if a little confusing. I did take a nap part way through. I cried twice.
    - Lion - Matt and I watched at the same time. Excellent again and I cried three times. I'd blame the emotion of flight but I'd have cried on the ground too. The little boy in it was excellent.
    - Singin' In The Rain - Cause I've never actually seen it that I remember! Very good, not the story I imagined, for some reason I thought it was sad.

    Matt
    - Arrival - Good, lost its way towards the end.
    - Room - Good, better than expected.
    - Lion - Really good, but unfortunately got something in his eye towards the end 😉

    Hong Kong arrival all smooth. Our hotel is on Hollywood Road and has a weird Hollywood theme - see photos. There is however a choice of firm and soft pillows for our last hotel night. Then again the Premier Inn has that.

    We went to watch the Light Show after missing it when we were here in February. I did warn Matt it was a tad underwhelming. It's cheesy but entertaining. My favourite bit is when they introduce the buildings at the start 'FINANCIAL TOWER 2' *quick light flash* 'FINANCIAL TOWER 1 ' *quick light flash* and so on. I love the sky line so always worth it for me.

    Dinner was the tapas restaurant I went to for my birthday last year and a Tesco buying trip favourite, Iberico. The manchego and black pudding potato bombas were excellent in particular. But all good, none of it made me cry. We had a couple of drinks before heading to bed watched over by creepy mirror Hollywood stars ready for our last day.
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  • Day89

    Victoria Peak

    March 13 in Hong Kong

    We had a 6:30 am excursion time this morning as we headed out to explore Hong Kong. Our first stop was Victoria Peak, the highest lookout point on Hong Kong Island. From the peak the skyscrapers all blend together. Housing in the city is incredibly expensive. Financially, it is impossible for a couple to have an apartment alone. Six to ten people live in one apartment that is about 400 square feet that will have two very small bedrooms, a kitchen, one bathroom and a small living room. Laundry hangs out of windows on all the apartments, even 60 stories up.
    After the visit to Victoria Peak, we rode the tram down the very steep incline and headed to the harbor to board a sampan for a tour of the water boat homes. Restaurants, repair shops and various stores are all floating in the harbor.

    After a stop at a jewelry store we headed to Stanley Market for some shopping. While I saw many lovely items, nothing really grabbed my attention. By 1:00 pm we were back on the ship and now we are sailing to Haikou, China.
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