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Hong Kong / Kowloon Day 5

Our last absolutely full day in Hong Kong. There were two places we had to visit.

The first was the Big Buddha on Lantau Island to our west. It’s a very popular tourist attraction and despite it feeling a bit cheesy we thought we should go. We took the train out to the town where […]

Hong Kong / Kowloon Day 4 – Macau

I’ve almost caught up. Recently, I’ve been a day behind in my blogging. Not enough time.

Yesterday we were up early and headed over to Macau in the TurboJet Express Ferry. Once up and out of the water on it’s hydrofoils, the ride was incredibly smooth taking an hour to cross the approx 40nm of […]

Hong Kong / Kowloon Day 3

With the weather improving, today was our day to visit Victoria Peak, one of the more popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong.

We took an oh so cheap taxi to the Star Ferry terminal where we boarded the ferry to cross over from Kowloon to Hong Kong island. We’d heard from a number of people […]

Hong Kong / Kowloon Day 2

On Sunday, on the recommendation of friends, we took a bus to the South side of Hong Kong island to the town of Stanley. We made a point of taking the slow bus which went over the top of the hill and gave us some great sights.

It turned out that Stanley was a little […]

Hong Kong / Kowloon Day 1

With a mix of weather being forecast we decided to stay on the Kowloon side and focus on things there.

First, we walked up the Nathan Road to Mongkok where, at 10am, things were just opening for the day. Even then, the hustle and bustle was developing but it wasn’t our intention to stay. We […]