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May 30, 2018 - Leaving Hong Kong

While going into the village to catch our bus to the airport today encountered numerous cows strolling & lounging thru/in the village. Did not seem to be at all concerned about the nearby McDonald's ! Also took a short walk to see the Wisdom Path & the 38 large wooden steles with inscriptions arranged in an infinity pattern. Then spent about 12 hours at the Hong Kong Airport before our 'red-eye' to Tokyo. Visually a very interesting/impressive building; especially the vast open spaces & the undulating/ocean wave-like ceiling. Ciao for now

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May 28, 2018 - Unrest & Peace

We were awakened on a sleepy Sunday morning by the sounds of a vociferous crowd. What's the issue ? Being 19 floors up we can not see down to the streets below, so I quickly dressed and went to street level. There were 100's of people peacefully parading & protesting recent restrictions of freedom of the press and mainland China deciding which political candidates could actually be candidates in a Hong Kong election. Lots of police who managed the traffic disruption extremely efficiently & calmly. Decided to spend our last couple days in...

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Feb 12, 2015 - DAY 2 - Lantau & Kowloon

Highlights: Explored several cities by foot, ferry, caught a metro, survived a 25 minute cable car ride that stretches nearly 6km (3.5miles) that were lifted by 10 towers, roughly 1,000 feet off the ground ... YIKES!!! Got to enjoy a nice dim-sum lunch afterwards, and wanted to get Ritzy by showing up at the Ritz-Carlton to check out their Glitzy scenery. Links to further investigate: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_%26_Kowloon_Ferry > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tung_Chung >...

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Mar 5, 2013 - Big Buddha

Today we set off to see the big buddha. Although my father does a good impersonation, I wanted to climb 240 steps after a harrowing cable car ride to see a giant one instead. The train ride out to Lantau island is just like the train ride to the airport but with extra stops. A guy on the train got a laugh when I compared dad to buddha. we assume he could understand english. On arrival we had to navigate the upsellers trying to sell us a package that included a trip to a fishing village or the glass bottomed crystal cabin on the cable car....

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1 Week in Hong Kong

Aug 8, 2010 - Lantau Island

Hong Kong is made up of over 200 other islands as well as the mainland. So today I took to the metro to Lantau Island (which is the biggest of the outlying islands... I think) with Amy a Canadian girl in my dorm room (or she was anyway - we've both been moved into other dorms for tonight). On the island you can take a cable car that's 5.7km long to see the Po Lin Monastery and Buddha. Despite the long queues to get on the cable car the area at the end was quite quiet and we could walk up to see the big Buddha before catching the bus back...

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May 3, 2008 - Hong Kong

For those of you that know I've been anxious about my new team....I've included pics of my new team mates! I am on another FABULOUS team! Thank goodness! I do have one more teammate (Paul) that's still in Houston w/ his new baby! We'll all have to do some team bonding over beer at Chili's! :)

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Feb 28, 2008 - Singapore to Hong Kong

Hello everyone! Today was our last day in Singapore! Oh my gosh, it is all going by so quickly!! I just walked around the city for the last time today. There is an amazing shopping center called Plaza Singapura. Awesome. There is this store....kind of like a same Targetr, but EVERYTHING is in Chinese. :0) Even the labels on the products. BUT I totally bought bleach!! And I am SO excited. And yes, I do really know it is bleach. I asked someone. That is the FIRST thing I am going to do when I get to Hong Kong....bleach my clothes! :0) So,...

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ASIA!!

Jan 3, 2008 - Hong Kong by night

Arriving in Hong Kong for the first time is like arriving in New York for the first time, only more so. There are sooo many buildings and they're sooo tall - much denser than in New York. So you get a neck cramp in the taxi. After we got checked in, we took a ferry to Kowloon. (Hong Kong is made up of a few islands, including the main Hong Kong island, and Kowloon peninsula. Geographically, Kowloon is the Bronx to Hong Kong Island's Manhattan. Spiritually, it's more like Brooklyn.) The ferry gave us a great view of the skyline at...

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Dec 10, 2007 - Hong Kong

Day 19- Hong Kong is much more westernized and has all the comforts of a modern metropolis. One day is with a local guide were we visit Aberdeen fishing village, a Mo temple, Ride a Sanpan, visit the Mid Level Escalator (the longest outdoor escalator in the world). At night we visit the Temple street night market, go to the top of Victoria peak for a fantastic night view of the city of lights. And end with a great local restaurant. The next day we have to ourselves and Karen, I and some of the group go over to Kowloon to have High Tea at...

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Jul 26, 2007 - Lantau Explorer Tour

As we didn't have too long in Hong Kong we had decided to take a day long tour to see as much as we could, so we booked ourselves onto the Lantau island explorer tour. We started with a walk along the Avenue of Stars, which is a stretch along the waterfront which honours the great film stars of Hong Kong, including Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. There is even a life size bronze statue of Bruce Lee! Then it was onto a cruise ride over the South China Sea. Along the way we got to see lots of the outlying islands and were even lucky enough to see...

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