Time to say goodbye

May 05, 2013 - Well folks this is the last post from Hong Kong and on our blog site. We have had a fantastic trip and stored up so many...
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Afternoon Tea in the hotel

May 05, 2013 - We decided since it was our last day we would treat ourselves to afternoon tea in our hotel (Eaton Smart, Kowloon). A ph...
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Get a Goose, get a head !

May 05, 2013 - Do you want the goose, the whole goose and nothing but the goose? Well no option they deep fry the whole goose as this s...
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Fast Food Court off Nathan Road, Kowloon

May 05, 2013 - What looks like a makeshift tent was a popular food court used by the local people. The Chinese believe in cooking fresh...
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'Local' Streets, Kowloon

May 05, 2013 - Just one street back and parallel with Nathan Road - the big shopping area in Kowloon- are where the local people live a...
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Skyscrapers and construction, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - More skyscrapers are under construction and improvements to the road network. You will maybe recognise the building in t...
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'Big' Apple, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - On disembarking the ferry on HK Island a footbridge takes you into a shopping centre attached to the International Finan...
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Star Ferry, Victoria Harbour, Kowloon

May 04, 2013 - This is one of the famous Star Ferry's that takes passengers between Kowloon and Central Pier, Hong Kong Island every 10...
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Photography Exhibition, Cultural Centre, Kowloon

May 04, 2013 - Whilst sheltering from the rain we came across this exhibition by students on the Professional Diploma Programme in Crea...
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Peninsula Hotel, Kowloon

May 04, 2013 - This is meant to be either the best or one of the best (depends what magazines you read) hotels in the world. It is famo...
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The Clock Tower, Kowloon Waterfront

May 04, 2013 - With its avenue of palm trees this was shouting out take a photo of me so the trusty tripod was out again.
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What a difference a day makes !

May 04, 2013 - Later that night the sky clear to provide a better night skyline - Alan was determined to get a good one and he was at l...
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Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - This is the cable car we nearly got on in Ngong Ping. A threat of thunder and lightening led to the 5.7 km cable car bei...
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Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Islan

May 04, 2013 - The multi coloured flags in this image are the colours of the Buddha. A new monastery is being built from public donatio...
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Giant Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

May 04, 2013 - Standing at 24 metres high this copper statue of the buddha is in the grounds of the Po Lin Monastery. The upturned righ...
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Taoist Temple, Tai O Village, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - The inside of the temples are very colourful and heavy with the scent of incense. They also have a gift shop - a later i...
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Bamboo Scaffolding, Tai O Village, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - Not all the housing and buildings in the village are built on stilts and located on the water. This building is under co...
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Primitive Living, Tao O Fishing Village, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - Every couple of years the village is flooded and repairs are just about made and it floods again. The fact that these ho...
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Drying Fish, Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - Traditional methods are used to dry the small amount of fish that are still being caught. Note top line fish, bottom lin...
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Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - We toured through this village, which is built on stilts, in a small boat. This was an extremely busy fishing village bu...
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Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau Island

May 04, 2013 - This was the first stop. The sun was out and it was very warm - that didn't last! It was a beautiful clean beach and the...
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Lantau Island Ferry Port - Have you seen my bike ?

May 04, 2013 - We went on an organised trip to Lantau Island. A 30 minute ferry ride from Central Pier on Hong Kong Island took us to a...
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Night Scene Nathan Road, Kowloon

May 04, 2013 - Neon signs and huge billboards advertising predominantly designer watches stretch the length of Nathan Road and the side...
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Night Skyline No.4 - Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - The lower shell shaped building is the Conference and Exhibition Centre. However, this image was included to show how bu...
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Night Skyline No.3 - Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - Here's an example of what happens when the mist lifts and you can see the laser light from the top of one of the skyscra...
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Night Skyline Abstract - Hong Kong Island Night

May 04, 2013 - This is an example of making the best of what you are faced with and experimenting. Long exposure and zooming the image...
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Night Skyline no. 2, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - As you can see from this image, the mist has lifted a bit making it a bit clearer.
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Hong Kong Island Skyline at Night (through the mist)

May 04, 2013 - Yes, the low cloud and mist did not lift so the symphony of sound and laser slight that takes place every night at 8 pm...
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Heritage 1881 Shopping Plaza, Kowloon waterfront area

May 04, 2013 - This is a very upmarket shopping centre with the top designer shops including Tiffany's which has a permanent queue outs...
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Shopping District, Nathan Road, Kowloon

May 04, 2013 - Nathan Road is the famous shopping precinct in Kowloon. It is a mile long and there is one shopping mall after another a...
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Bruce Lee, Avenue of Stars, Kowloon Waterfront

May 04, 2013 - At Kowloon waterfront is the Avenue of Stars that resembles the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the Chinese Theatre. All the m...
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Alternative Hong Kong Island Skyline

May 04, 2013 - This is what we saw. Low lying cloud and mist put a whole new complexion on the view. It was unfortunate that at the tim...
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View from the Peak, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - The Peak is one of the best places to view the skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island. We were taken up a windy road to the top...
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Lamborghini Cows, Stanely Plaza, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - These lifesize cows were part of the cow parade on display in Stanely Plaza, which is an upmarket shopping centre, celeb...
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Waterfront and Pier, Stanely, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - Small fishing boats, and passenger ferries leave from Stanely pier.
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Stanely Market, Hong Kong Island

May 04, 2013 - Next stop on the bus tour was Stanely where there is a daily market selling everything possible.
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Typical Sampads, Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong

May 04, 2013 - It was a boat similar to these Sampads that we were taken on a tour of the harbour.
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Floating Kitchen, Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong

May 04, 2013 - Every floating restaurant needs a floating kitchen. When the 'Jumbo' restaurant is on 'site' the kitchen is connected by...
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Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong

May 03, 2013 - Well we've now arrived in Hong Kong for the last part of our trip. From quiet tranquil New Zealand we've come to a mad m...
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