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Octopus Is Welcome in Hong Kong


Octopus? 014 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Octopus is a type of currency/card for Hong Kong transit that allows you on *most* but not all ferries, subways, and I think all busses and most trains. We did not use it but … Continue reading

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Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island Hong Kong


Over at Travel and History I posted one of Charley’s buddah pix from Hong Kong.   Thanks to the eee PC crash I lost over 100 of my Hong Kong area and train trip pictures from the first 3 days of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Meat Vendor


Hong Kong Meat Vendor 004 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck One of my favorite aspects of China were the hundreds upon hundreds of small street vendors selling everything from soup to nuts to fried bugs to silk scarves to chopsticks. Hong … Continue reading

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Hung Hom Train Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Here at Starbucks in Kowloon´s Hung Hom train station I am getting a good wireless signal but not sure if it is Starbucks or not. Things here seem to be named in complicated ways with some overlap.  This is the … Continue reading

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Central Hong Kong


Central Hong Kong Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Mist is burying the skyscrapers but still some great Hong Kong views. Yesterday we visited the Monastery and *huge* Buddah on Lantau Island. Headed over to the sleepy fishing village of Tai-O which … Continue reading

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Victoria Peak Tram, Hong Kong


Here on Victoria Peak the view is legendary….but we can’t see due to fog right now.   The tram was a fun and cool short ride up extremely steep slope to the top where there is a nice “Pacific Coffee” shop … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Island Pacific Hotel


Made it to Hong Kong after a 6 movie flight on United from SFO.   Things are slower here than I expected but maybe downtown will be more hectic. No pictures up yet, but soon

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Hong Kong Travel Tips


Thanks to some advice from Matt at Cutler Investments I’ve started a great list of things to do in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.     I’m also reading guidebooks and surfing but it’s always best to talk to experience travelers (or … Continue reading

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Island Pacific Hotel, Hong Kong


We are booked for three nights at the Island Pacific Hotel in Hong Kong and I’m looking forward to enjoying what looks like a great hotel very near the waterfront along Hong Kong’s spectacular Victoria Harbor.  We appear to be about … Continue reading

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Hong Kong to Shanghai by Train


With less than a week to go on the China trip I’m trying to pin down some trip details.   We have our China Visas Passport attachments, which my friend picked up for us at the Chinese Embassy in San Francisco.   We’ve got our Medford to … Continue reading

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