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Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by CarlT on 6 May 2006 4:47pm
 
Just so excited.

Bags are packed, passport, tickets, camera and money at the ready. The weather looks good, and I feel at a total loss waiting for the clock to move forward.

 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by sighthound on 6 May 2006 7:43pm
 
Bon Voyage! Be sure to report back to us about the trip!
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by Blairhoyle on 6 May 2006 8:01pm
 
good luck mate am off to China and Hong Kong in a months time.

 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by suzulu on 7 May 2006 1:27am
 
Have a great time, CarlT! You, too, Blairhoyle.
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by peripatetically on 7 May 2006 2:20am
 
Oh, you two are so lucky. Have a great time and let us know about your adventures. Wish I was going to Prague, too, Cart.

Patty~
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by peripatetically on 7 May 2006 2:22am
 
Oh, you two are so lucky. Have a great time and let us know about your adventures. Wish I was going to Prague, too, Cart.

Patty~
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by tucsonmike on 7 May 2006 4:58am
 
Have a blast!
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by CarlT on 21 May 2006 5:35pm
 
well i am back and as requested here is a brief report.

The place is wonderful, so many interesting places to visit. Started off going to the peak by its funicular tram, and realised why so many photos are taken from there. Also went by night which is even more stunning.
Other places I went and can highly recommend, included, walking around Kowloon, with its many markets. Big Buddha and the Po Lin monestary (complete with vegitarian meal you can buy. The Happy Valley horse racing which was totally awesome, and somewhere I wanted to visit since I saw Michael Palin go there. Also Stanley is a great place to go to, to get away from the hussle and bussle of the city.

The place never sleeps, and is as interesting and busy of a night than a day with all the buildings lit up. The public transport is the best I have ever experienced, with trams, underground, star ferries, buses all on time and clean. Also get an octopus card which is a refundable card you can use all over the plave

You are spoilt for choice for food, with most young locals favouring western style places. However a lot of chinese restaurants do not advertise the menu in english, so was a bit hit and miss. The best place was kowloon for restaurants, which had every type of food going.

Cant recommend Hong Kong enough. The people are so friend and couldnt do enough for us. Want to go back again and next time venture further afield

One word of warning, the heat and humidity was unbearable at times so anyone going should take ultra light clothes and plenty and plenty of water
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by suzulu on 21 May 2006 6:56pm
 
Thanks for reporting back! Glad you had a great time.
 
Re: Off to Hong Kong Tomorrow by kimsie30 on 21 May 2006 10:51pm
 
Not long got back from Hong Kong as well and I have to agree the place was awesome.

The Octopus card CarlT mentions has got to be one of the most useful inventions that I have ever seen. It didnt just let you onto the MTR you could also use it on the ferries and even to get into the racing which is a night that has to be experienced.

If you have only time for one visit to the Peak I would recommend that you go at night, as the view and the lights are not to be comparred. Another site to see at night is the Avenue of Stars on Kowloon Island, at 8pm each night they have a light show put to music and is truely a sight to appreciate.

I was only there for a week and tried to do as much as I could, but would really like to go back and see all the things I am sure I missed, as well as visit some of the places again.
 
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