AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Hong Kong: Part Two of the Trip


Posted on Jun 10, 2014

We’ve passed the 6 month mark, we’ve passed the 200 day mark, these were roughly the mid point of the trip. But I always viewed Hong Kong as the mid point. What went before were the cheaper countries and the rougher part of the trip. Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Nepal were where food and accommodation would be cheap. What comes after Hong Kong is South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. They would...

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Hong Kong Money

Hong Kong Money


Posted on Jun 10, 2014

When we were in the Hong Kong History Museum I read about the different banknotes in Hong Kong and how a few banks were given the authority to design and print paper money. At the time it didn’t really sink in what as to exactly what it meant. On the train out of Hong Kong I emptied the banknotes from my pocket and could clearly see what the money exhibition been referring to. I had three $20 notes in my pocket and each one was...

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Hong Kong: Day 5

Hong Kong: Day 5


Posted on Jun 10, 2014

We were up bright and early to go to the International Commerce Centre. Well, actually we got up around 8am and left about 9am, but that’s pretty dammed early for me nowadays. We walked down the street towards the tower, it was already in the mid 20s even at this time of morning but the humidity wasn’t too bad. And it was much clearer than the day before! We arrived at the tower at 9:30am expecting huge crowds. Instead it...

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Hong Kong: Day 4


Posted on Jun 9, 2014

This was a rather boring day and pretty much a waste. I had planned to go up the ICC building. It was just around the corner from our apartment. But it was very hazy and poor visibility so we decided it would be a waste of money. The same is true of The Peak. Both were viewpoints and both would be pointless to visit. We wandered around, ate lunch, wandered some more and went back to the apartment to watch the Canadian Grand Prix. A...

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Hong Kong: Day 3

Hong Kong: Day 3


Posted on Jun 9, 2014

Our first destination of the day was a monastery, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. It was built by an old man in his retirement in the 50s, on the side of a steep hill on the edge of Kowloon. Despite the name the monastery actually has almost 13,000 Buddha statues of various sizes from the tiny to ones larger than a human! It was a short journey by MTR to the bottom of the hill where the monastery is situated. Going up was awful....

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