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Tai Ping Shan

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  • Day39

    Ferry to Macau

    June 23, 2018 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    Up early this morning to travel to Macau, another city state off China. Part of the Portuguese empire until it’s sovereignty was returned to China, Macau is now widely known for being the gambling capital of the world, and the only place in China where it is legal to gamble!

  • Day214


    April 3, 2017 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Wieder in der City haben wir noch was vom Tag übrig und beschließen, auch noch in andere Ecken von Hongkong Island vorzudringen. Gelaufen sind wir gestern genug und so suchen wir uns einen bequemen Platz im Oberdeck der lustigen Straßenbahn und lassen uns durch die abendliche Stadt schaukeln:https://1drv.ms/v/s!AiUv8teodO-roQlH8juLzh8fmGH2
    Ganz vorne haben wir den perfekten Blick auf Hochhäuser, schmale Gassen, Boutiquen und Shops, Märkte und auf all die vielen Menschen, die sich überall tummeln. Wo gehen die nur alle hin???
    Wir haben gelesen: "Geld ist der Motor der Stadt und eigentlicher Antrieb ihrer Bewohner! Aus allen Teilen der Welt strömen Glücksritter zum Beispiel aus dem Finanzsektor hierher. Architektonische Wunderwerke sind mit Werbeplakaten gepflastert, Einkaufszentren sind groß wie Kleinstädte. Konsum ist hier ein Imperativ, dem man sich kaum entziehen kann. Wenn die Abendsonne Meer, Hafen und Skyline Hongkongs in goldenes Licht taucht, funkeln die Lichter der Geschäfte und die Kreditkarten glühen. Die hochentwickelte Arbeitsmoral lässt die Hongkonger zudem viele Stunden außer Haus sein. Das sowie die beengte Wohnsituation stärkt die Lust auf auswärtiges Essen." Also alles gute Gründe, am Abend auf den Straßen hin und her zu laufen!
    Gängiges Wohnkonzept sieht übrigens so aus: Klo-mit-Klappbett, somit kaum Platz zum Kochen, geschweige denn zum Lagern oder Gäste bewirten! Eine Reihe Ein-Zimmer-Appartements nach vorne, eine nach hinten - aus solch einem sparsamen Grundriss entstehen superschlanke Hochhäuser, die wie Giraffen über den Straßenschluchten wachen.
    Und weil es in Hongkong alles zu kaufen gibt, entdecken wir auf unserem Nachhauseweg Berliner Landbrot, das wir natürlich kaufen und später mit Genuss kauen 😋!
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  • Day5

    Bye Bye Hong Kong

    October 26, 2016 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Wednesday 26th October

    We had a morning to kill before our airport transfer at 14:10 so after a quick discussion we decided to have a ride on the trams and go looking for a new camera for Janet. Her current camera is very old and is playing up. She is worried that it will break completely and she won’t be able to take any photos of the scenery in New Zealand. As Hong Kong is supposedly one of the hot spots for all things IT it seems a good place to look for one. There is a tram stop right outside our hotel so we jump on the first one that comes along – a nice little orange number and climb to the top deck where the windows are all open and we can ride along enjoying the views with the wind blowing through our hair. When we get to some likely looking shops we hop off, these trams are excellent value, it’s a fixed rate of $2.30 adult or $1.10 senior however long the journey (that’s approx. 25p or 10p). The guy in the photographic shop was lovely, the sort of person you feel an instant affinity to. He looked around 50 and spoke pretty good English. Cameras were clearly a passion of his as he spoke very knowledgeably about them but he did laugh out loud when Janet showed him her existing camera and declared it an antique or vintage one. A deal was struck for a new camera, and he threw in an extra battery, a case and an SD card. We did check the price he charged at another shop and it seemed very good especially even without the freebies thrown in. All the way back to the hotel Janet tried out her new toy, happily snapping away. The results looked very good and she is very pleased with her purchase.

    We arranged for an earlier pick up to the airport and were pleased we did as HK airport is vast and it took quite sometime to go through security. We did manage to have a couple of hours in the lounge, but for such a large airport we thought it was not as good as others we have been in.

    Air New Zealand is known as a budget airline and we can certainly concur with that view. It was very cramped with narrow seats and limited leg room. The aisles were so narrow that every time someone walked down them you were knocked if you had an aisle seat, even if you tucked yourself in. Their only redeeming feature was that they had the most marvellous air stewardesses who were sassy and great fun. None of us slept for the 11 hour overnight flight, we were too uncomfortable and were delighted when we landed the following day in New Zealand at 11am local time
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