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Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter

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  • Day129

    Day 129: Onwards to Hong Kong

    October 22, 2016 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Finally time to leave the Philippines after almost three weeks here! We had a bit of a sleep in followed by a hotel breakfast, then a bit of stuffing around online in the room. Our flight to Hong Kong wasn't until 3pm, but even though I could probably hit the terminal with a golf ball from our hotel room window, Manila traffic meant that we had to leave by midday if we were going to make it.

    So we checked out at 12pm (didn't quite manage to fit in a visit to the rooftop pool unfortunately) and crawled in traffic over to the terminal. Made it with plenty of time, which we needed because a huge group of 10 was checking in at the sole check-in desk interminably slowly. Very unusual for us to be using a check-in desk - normally AirAsia have self check-in machines which only take a couple of minutes, but apparently this technology hasn't made it to Manila yet.

    Security and emigration were pretty quick, then we spent an hour or so sitting around waiting for the flight. Not much to report from the flight itself, though we circled Hong Kong before coming in to land and had a great view of sunset. No signs of the typhoon that had gone through the day previous!

    It's a huge airport and took us ages to get out, but having organised systems is such a nice change from the Philippines. Caught the airport train into the city to our hotel on Kowloon (the mainland side of Hong Kong). 10 minutes walk from the station not too bad, and on arrival we were given an upgrade which was very nice! The room is still very small (it's Hong Kong!), but larger than some we've been in and we're on the 26th floor with a good local view.

    After dropping our stuff off we wandered around the local neighbourhood to find some dinner. Shandos was still feeling unwell so we just picked a random noodle place and ordered via pointing. Although this is still in many ways a very British city, they've had a huge influx of migrants from the mainland since 1997 and English is nowhere near as widely spoken as it used to be. It's certainly nothing like Singapore, at least from what we've seen so far. Our noodles were delicious at any rate, so we did well there.

    After dinner we went back to the hotel - it had been a fairly long day at this point and neither of us were particularly inclined to have a night out or anything like that. We had a brief look at the rooftop bar on level 30 (nice, but much the same view as our room) before turning in for the night. We've only got limited time here so I'm expecting to have a very busy few days!
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  • Day74

    Zum krönenden Abschluss das Ritz Carlton

    December 3, 2015 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Wir gönnen uns zum Abschluss unserer tollen Reise das Ritz Carlton.
    Die Rezeption des Hotels liegt in der 100. Etage, die Zimmer entsprechend darüber. Wir haben ein Club Zimmer in der 117. Etage bekommen😃
    In der Etage darüber ist nur noch der Pool ( der höchste Hotelpool der Welt) den werden wir sicher auch noch ausprobieren.
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  • Day20


    November 25, 2015 in Hong Kong ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Pour cette dernière journée à Hong Kong, nous avons voulu prendre une dernière fois de la hauteur et sommes montés sur la plus haute tour de HK : la tour icc qui culmine à plus de 450 mètres! Une dernière vue d'ensemble bien sympathique pour dire au revoir à cette ville de dingue.Read more

  • Day76

    High Tea

    December 5, 2015 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Draußen regnet es und es ist nasskalt (naja, es sind ca 18 Grad - kalt ist also relativ). Es ist auf jeden Fall eine gute Gelegenheit für High Tea in der Ritz-Lounge😃

    Die Törtchen sind auch toll. Sehr sinnvoll finde ich Blattgold auf dem Törtchen🙈.

    Als Abrundung ein kleiner Möet😃 (bzw drei). Die charmante Kellnerin hat einfach immer nachgeschenkt😁.

    Es klart auf.
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  • Jan2

    Sky 100

    January 2, 2020 in Hong Kong ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Heute ist der letzten Tag und unser Flieger startet erst morgen 😀 um 00.20 Uhr.

    Diesen Tag nutzen wir noch um die Aussicht vom höchsten Gebäude von Hongkong zu bestaunen. In diesem Gebäudekomplex ist auch das höchst gelegene Hotel der Welt, das Ritz Carlton, beheimatet – es liegt oberhalb des Observations Desk ab der 100. Etage. Die Aussicht mag ja sensationell sein, aber um zum Hotelzimmer zu gelangen jedesmal mit dem Lift über 100 Etagen hochzufahren, na ja. Sky 100 (8. November 2011) ist eine 360-Grad-Innen-Aussichtsplattform. Die Aussicht ist umwerfend, vor allem auf den Victoria Hafen. Und wir sind “nur” am Tag oben, kaum vorstellbar, wie eindrücklich die Skyline bei Sonnenuntergang im Lichtermeer erwacht.

    Der Gutschein für ein Getränk haben wir eingelöst, sitzen an der Bar gleich an der Fensterfront und schauen auf den Hafen und Nordkowloon. Ein guter Ort, um die 6 Tage kurz review passieren zu lassen und zu verarbeiten.
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  • Day76

    Pool Genuss bervor es zum Dinner geht

    December 5, 2015 in Hong Kong ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Sehr schöner Blick über die Stadt - das müssen wir morgen im hellen nochmal machen

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Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter, 油麻地