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Jan 18, 2013 - A hot day in Hong Kong

Well we were up with the larks this morning (assuming they have a lay in on Saturdays). We jumped into a taxi from our hotel and took a drive to Stanley Market which was recommended as one of the top ten places to visit. Stanley is a very nice area with nice expensive houses and apartments with lovely views. Wandering around the markets and the harbour was lovely and I picked up a couple of pressies there. After hailing another taxi we joined the queue for the cable car to the top of the Peak, the most expensive area to live in Hong Kong....

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June's Sabbatical

Jan 17, 2013 - Our first day in Hong Kong

Hurrah Internet at last! We arrived very tired at 6pm Hong Kong time at our beautiful hotel in Kowloon overlooking Victoria harbour,having been picked up by limousine at the airport. We checked in at the Langham Hotel that was filled with lilies and roses - such a beautiful smell. Our room was lovely and the dressing gowns were thick and fluffy. But we were in Hong Kong and so they had to wait. We decided that we would go to the Ladies market (no we were not going to buy a lady) and did what girls do best - shop till we dropped. We enjoyed...

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June's Sabbatical

May 24, 2012 - Last day in hong kong

As our private limo was coming to collect us at 3pm we simply enjoyed the buffet breakfast and then lay around the pool on the top floor. (well Laura had a sleep, surprise surprise) now at the airport after just having a Chinese for lunch, graham had roast goose and noodles and Laura had beef brisket with rice. As we were sat having lunch we noticed on the departure board that you can get a direct flight to New York, that must be a long flight!! We're due to get on the aeroplane at 18.10am and we get into Auckland tomorrow...

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Our honeymoon

May 23, 2012 - Hop on and off bus and the best dessert in the world

Our last full day in HK we wanted to make sure we hadn't missed anything so decided to get a hop on, hop off tour bus around HK island so again we started the day with the breakfast buffet, and caught the star ferry. Our first hop off was at times square where there is yet another massive shopping centre with 7 floors, if Mrs Weston lived here she would be in there all day. There are no end of shopping centres here, I brought some new trainers (put my old smelly ones in the bin) and I also eventually brought Graham a North Face Nuptse vest...

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Our honeymoon

May 22, 2012 - The top of HK and markets

Breakfast was served until 10.30am but we woke up at 10.15am, so we had a bit of a rush!!! It was a gorgeous breakfast buffet where you can pretty much order anything, Chinese dim sum, cereals, pancakes, fruit (including weird Chinese ones) and much more. Needless to say, Graham cleared up. We agreed this would be the day to venture over to HK island, so we caught the star ferry being sure to sit on the top deck as Micky had advised us. It only costs HK$5 one way which is about 40p. From the pier we walked to the apple shop as yet again...

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Our honeymoon

May 21, 2012 - Arrival in hong kong

On our first day we arrived late afternoon so we spent some time unpacking, and working out a plan. That evening we walked along the avenue of stars, and looked over the Hong Kong Island skyline. From there we wandered up Nathan Road and ended up in a chinese restaurant at the back of the shopping centre. We ordered a dish called congee as it seemed to be the restaurants speciality, graham described it as wall paper paste!!! From here we noticed a murphy's bar over the road so we had a few quiet drinks in there before heading back to the...

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May 17, 2012 - Victoria Peak and Peak Lookout

Hi, Lauren here. Victoria Peak, in Hong Kong, was brutal, half way through I thought my legs would give out. I could not, and still can't, believe how steep the hike was. We rode the escalators up to about mid-level. This was weird to me because I've never rode escalators outside. We rode about ten or more up to mid-level and each were really long. We saw, because the escalators weren't inside, streets full of cars, hundreds of small shops, and restaurants of all different shapes and sizes. It was so cool, we passed a building that was in...

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Feb 27, 2012 - Hong Kong to Heathrow

……………………………Hong Kong Only 7hr flight so not too bad and both managed to sleep for most of it. Arrive early am so yet again unable to get into out room as far too early. As you would expect everything here appears to run very efficiently. The airport is quite a way out but an Airport express rail system is in place which takes you to 3 different locations. Our hotel is on Kowloon and when we first get off train fully expect to have to get a taxi to our hotel as it doesn’t run its own shuttle service but no we can still get a shuttle bus and...

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Oct 20, 2011 - Wrapping up!

Monday Oct 17th, Today I headed over to BP International hotel to meet a complete stranger. Huh. Don't worry mom and dad I should be telling you that I would never just meet a stranger, but I've done this so many times already on this trip that yes I may accept candy from a stranger. Its ok he's a climber(it makes a difference). Let me tell you a little about this stranger. His name is Jean-Paul Finne. He is a mid to late 40's computer programmer from Belgium. He used to be a Petzl sponsored athlete being able to climb 5.13's and completed...

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Sep 10, 2011 - Cable Car, Giant Buddha, Peak tram and a dinner with a view!

What a brilliant day we had today! We started off by going on the cable car up to ngong ping which was beautiful - saw views all over hong kong, the harbour and the mountains. before we got on it we had some lunch from a bakery - all the food tastes soo good here! The cables cars then took us up to the village of ngong ping where you could have a look around a monastery and climb up all the steps to the giant buddha! Was quite a fantastic experience! We then headed back down and i went back to the bakery for snack while pete had a subway...

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Sep 9, 2011 - Beautiful gardens, tea appreciation class, night market and mid-autumn festival!

What a fantastic day! We started off with a trip to the zoological and botanical gardens where we just had to embrace the heat and accompanying sweat! you will all notice that there is a big lack of photos of ourselves due to this fact!! the gardens were great though and we got to see orangutans, lemurs, lots of monkeys basically! and lots of tropical birds in the huge aviary. we then headed towards hong kong park to go the museum of tea ware - a lovely little museum where we learnt a lot about tea! there was an exhibition on teapots and...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Hong Kong!!!

After lots of movies and food and not very much sleep pet and i landed in Hong Kong to a heat of 30 degrees!! We caught the airbus into kowloon - the part next to hong kong island - and found our hostel. as it was only 8.30 in the morning we left our bags and went for a ander around til check in at 2. we went down to kowloon park which used to be a gang area until it was redone! its beautiful now with a gorgeous outdoor pool - pete and i were ready to jump in fully clothed it lookedso inviting in the heat! we then headed into a shopping...

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