Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Spent an amazing 72 hours in HK which saw us climb the peak, walk to Aberdeen and tour the harbour, visit the bird market, ferry to Lamma for dinner (the service made Wong Kei's in London seem polite - if you know what I mean), ride the Star Ferry, ride a tram, visit Macau eat and drink well and see the mid-day gun. We were there 3 weeks before Hong Kong was handed back to China. The whole tour to date had lasted 4 weeks so by the time we hit Hong Kong we were extremely pleased to find a pub serving Guinness and Cider with bangers and mash. Sad but true. 

I thought that Aberdeen would be a good place to brush up bartering skills and was all set to do battle with the sampan woman for a harbour tour, but all she did was whip out a photocopy of the relevant Lonely Planet page (neatly laminated). "Expect to pay about $60HK", which we did. We couldn't face trying the Rough Guide approach - "pretend you want to go to one of the floating restaurants which run free boats to them, and then when you get there say you have changed your mind and want to go back".

Bird-watching made easy. The bird market is worth a visit (but not if you don't like birds in cages) 

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© Paul Hyland 2012