Hong Kong

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  • Day5

    Mit der "Ding Ding" zum Tempel

    January 6 in Hong Kong

    Bei weiterhin eher schlechtem Wetter (20 °C und leichter Nieselregen) haben wir Hongkong Island erkundet: Im Pak Tai Tempel konnten wir Taoisten beim Beten beobachten. Außer sind wir Tram, das sind hier doppelstöckige Bimmelbahnen im Stil der Londoner Busse – „Ding Ding“ genannt, gefahren.
    Kulinarischer Nachtrag von gestern Abend: Oktopus-Spieß 🐙 und frittierte Tintenfisch-Bällchen 🦑 – eher so lala …Read more

  • Day6

    Hongkong Style Times Square

    January 7 in Hong Kong

    Nun haben wir auch den Tin Hau Tempel in der Nähe unseres Hotels besucht. Er liegt in der Temple Street, durch deren bekannten Night Market mit vielen Straßenständen voller Krimskrams wir schon vor ein paar Tagen gegangen waren. Wegen des leichten Regens 🌧 sind wir dann durch die Shoppingcenter inklusive Hongkongs „Times Square“ flaniert. Auch am Sonntag ist alles geöffnet und rappelvoll.

  • Day3

    Hong Kong

    February 3, 2017 in Hong Kong

    Tussenstop in Hong Kong. Om 7.00 uur plaatselijke tijd geland, dat is 24.00 uur Nederlandse tijd. De Star ferry is er nog steeds, met ook nog dezelfde oude bootjes. Enkele uurtjes doorgebracht in het centrum en daar na enig zoeken een oude bekende bar (van 35 jaar geleden) teruggevonden: Ned Kelly's last stand. Some things never change.

  • Day3

    Hong Kong 2

    October 20, 2017 in Hong Kong

    14.1 km gestapt.

    Het is hier druk. Ik heb medelijden met de mensen die hier op vakantie komen om eens 'lekker te ontspannen'. Tokyo en andere Japanse grootsteden zijn organized chaos maar Hong Kong is meer chaotically organized naar mijn mening.

    We verkende gisteren Hong Kong eiland, zagen zotte gebouwen, een tempel en gingen naar de peak om een uitzicht van de stad te krijgen, dat was zeer impressionant. We gingen smiddags eten in een dumpling restaurant dat een michelin ster heeft en savonds geroosterde gans eten in een andere restaurant met michelin ster. Het waren zeker niet de beste dumplings die ik al at. Over ganzen weet ik niet zoveel dus ik veronderstel dat deze wel heel veel beter was dan de gemiddelde geroosterde gans. Ook dronken we koffie bij de tweede beste koffie zaak van de wereld. Ik heb ook 3 donuts gegeten.Read more

  • Day4

    Hongkong letzter Tag

    March 6 in Hong Kong

    Heute haben wir eine Stadtrundfahrt mit einem Einheimischen gemacht. Zuerst waren wir auf dem höchsten Berg in Hongkong, dann ging es weiter zum Strand. Natürlich haben wir alles mitgemacht, woran die Chinesen fest glauben. Wir sind über die rote Brücke gelaufen macht + 3 Tage längeres Leben. Nicht direkt zurück sondern aussen rum, nochmal 3 Tage. dem Budda haben wir den Bauch gestreichelt, das bringt ewiges Glück. Nun kann ja nichts mehr schief gehen. Neuseeland wir kommen. Heute Abend geht's weiter.Read more

  • Day3

    2. Tag in Hongkong

    March 5 in Hong Kong

    Nachdem wir ausgeschlafen hatten, wurde erstmal ausgiebig gefrühstückt. Am Vormittag haben wir eine Hafenrundfahrt gemacht, dann sind wir mit der Fähre übergesetzt und als wir wieder zurück auf unserer Hafenseite waren, sind wir zum 10. höchsten Gebäude der Welt gelaufen, dem Sky Tower. Nach knapp 18 km und einigen Caches, die wir unterwegs gefunden haben, trugen uns unsere müden Füsse wieder ins Hotel . Nach dem Abendessen ging es aber nochmal los in den Hafen zur Licht und Soundshow.Read more

  • Day19

    The prodigals return

    November 8, 2017 in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is rather like an old shoe; comfortable, slightly scruffy round the edges and thoroughly welcome at the end of a long day. It has lost nothing in the four years that have passed since our last visit, still resembling New York on speed! We arrived at our hotel in Kowloon mid afternoon and were checked in by a diminutive young lady called 'Pinky'. An enquiry as to Perky's whereabouts would have course fallen on deaf ears and probably just as well, in these politically correct times.
    The weather is warm, (mid seventies) and misty and it is a pleasant change to wander about in short sleeves. Having said that the Chinese are in unrelieved black and autumn sweaters. The queues outside Hermes, Chanel and the like are undiminished from ten in the morning till ten at night, closing time. The appetite for designer labels is seemingly as strong as ever. Interestingly there are markedly more mainland Chinese here than when we were here before, only confirming the looming presence of the Chinese tiger just round the corner with wallets stuffed full of yen.
    We found an old friend in a restaurant close by and retired early to bed only to sleep the clock round to our surprise.
    Our major plan of this short visit was to visit Happy Valley, the racecourse shoe-horned into the centre of Hong Kong Island. Along with our fellow tour compatriots we were guests of the Hong Kong Jockey Club for supper and the racing, alongside an unlimited supply of whatever tipple took your fancy. The only request from 'Joanna' our guide was that we were able to stagger back to the bus at the end of the night, as she would not be able to carry anyone! The racing was competitive and we had an excellent view from the balcony outside. All bets are taken at the equivalent of the tote counter in the room and apart from the odd wander down to the paddock and winners enclosure, you are relieved of your money with the least possible inconvenience. It is all very civilised. A small starter voucher of 30 HKD is provided and after that you are on your own, or as in my case retired to the stables! The company was good and a very convivial evening flew by. The setting of the extremely palatial course is unusual, in that you are surrounded by towering skyscrapers with their twinkling lights, quite unlike anywhere else in the world and it was an occasion to savour.
    Another tick on Peter's bucket list.
    We are moving on today to Australia and I am tapping away to you in the lounge at the airport awaiting our flight to Adelaide, from whence I pen you the next instalment.
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  • Day4

    Day 4 - Stella

    February 11, 2017 in Hong Kong

    Our final full day in HK. I allowed us to have a lie in until 9.30 seeing as we weren't at the first planned activity until 11. I must learn to be a hippy traveller at some point in these 77 days and 'stop living by the clock, man'. Said activity was a walking tour with HK Free Walk around the area we're staying in, TST. Our 'ambassador' was Stella. She was every so slightly nuts which made for an entertaining few hours learning about the history of HK, the feng shui of the sky line and that the number 4 is bad luck cause it brings death (something like that anyway.) Plus I ate street food fish balls so maybe I am beginning to take some risks. I'll be getting a tattoo from a man in the back of a van next (jokes mum). It was one of those tours when in theory it's free but the tour guides work for tips and some cheapskate always buggers off 10 minutes before the tour finishes to avoid handing any of their cash over. If that's you shame on you.

    After the information overload, most of which I've already forgotten, we caught the Star Ferry for the 600th time this trip and went to Soho to ride the mid levels escalators and eat huge burgers. Then we walked around the harbour front and went to my home away from home hotel bar Sugar at the East hotel (where I go with work) for a spectacular harbour view and a glass of time or two.

    We attempted to watch the nightly Symphony of Lights show but couldn't even get close to a view so went to Caliente for Mexican food and beers. Highlights included free tequila and a drunk woman spilling a drink just after the previous one she had got wiped up from her clumsy hands. That makes it sound like a lame night but it very much wasn't.

    It was a less blog exciting, more consumption heavy day if I'm honest and to top it off Matt's found a channel showing the Man U game... Fun stat, we've walked 56.6km since we got to HK which has maybe burnt off one dinner. Maybe.
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  • Day1

    Day 1 - Happy Valley

    February 8, 2017 in Hong Kong

    We're here! Day one sees us in Hong Kong. My 2nd city (though that still doesn't mean I have a sense of direction around here). After a smooth flight we taxi'd to our AirBNB. We're staying in Tsim Sha Tsui and for central HK it's a pretty standard size studio apartment and it did bring me my first comedy sign of the trip (see photos, no casual pissing please).

    When you're the partner of a horse racing nut you get used to being 'dragged' to any track in a 20 mile radius of a romantic trip even when you've been travelling for the best part of 24 hours and as Wednesday night is 'Happy Wednesday' race night it was a quick change and off to Happy Valley.

    The atmosphere at HV is amazing and I can't imagine there's many other tracks with sky scrapers as the backdrop so even as a non-better it's a fun place to check out. They also wear far jazzier silks - or as I prefer to call them, aprons. After some charades and pointing Matt managed to find the race card vending machine and after almost buying the version in Chinese was set to study form to decide (*cough* guess *cough*) who he should bet on. My preferred method is to watch the horses parade and look for the feisty ones. Sadly we had no winners and for the sake of our holiday fund called it betting quits after a couple of races and spent money on beer and dirty hot dogs instead. The hot dog at least had some greenery hidden under the suspicious cheese sauce. I'm hoping the food gets better/slightly more authentic from here...
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  • Day5

    Quick stats

    January 14 in Hong Kong

    Bags missing: 3
    Sleepless nights: 2
    Marriage proposals received: 1.... Miss E, you know who you are, & yes Tom jr knows to ask your dad when the time comes....

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Wan Chai, Wanchai, 灣仔

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