Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Travel Journal - Hong Kong trip

Finally, my little escape journey is up .. Next travel log will be China and Cambodia. During my summer vocation, I took a recent trip to Hong Kong with my mom and brother for shopping. We traveled to Hong Kong (and returned) via the China-Airline. It is a 5 hours long journey each way.



For those not familiar with the former British Crown Colony of Hong Kong: Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. The former colony consists of three principle areas; Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island and the "main land" area consisting of Kowloon and "the New Territories." The principle Cities are Victoria on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon on the mainland peninsula and Tueng Chung on Lantau Island.


Once we arrived in Hong Kong we took a travel bus (Bus drivers in Hong Kong understand English for the most part) to the Women Street in the village. Women Street has a market square with many small merchants selling a variety of merchandise at very good prices. But unfortunately, it was raining.. ARH!! After Women Street, we went to Xing Guang Da Dao and Tai Ping Shan. Before that we had a dinner in the restaurant nearby, our main course is Shen Jing Fried Duck! In Tai Ping Shan, we went to Du Li Sha Wax Museum. I was an awesome experience. I can't believe I still got a chance to take a picture with TheBeatles!


Later on, we went to Shan Ding for Hong Kong night scene. Oh Gosh. Beautiful ...

I would love to stay in Hong Kong if I'm a billionaire. We returned to downtown Hong Kong having the bus take us to Hong Kong's premier famous night life, Lan Kuai Fong.


Lan Kuai Fong is a very popular night life spot in HK, you always can see lots of European and American walking around or drinking in the bar/pub. It does feel like I was in New York somehow. The trip to Hong Kong also included a journey to Chuan Wan, Fisherman's village(Shui Shang Ren Jia), Jacky Chan's apartment,
Hong Kong's Disneyland and many more.


Fisherman's village(Shui Shang Ren Jia)(Dan Zhai Chun)


Disneyland--> Hong Kong

By the way, here's a picture I would like to share with you guys. My brother took it when we having dinner in Tsui Wan's restaurant. Look at the fish..lol



6 comments:

  1. wahlau,so nice..
    many of friends will go HK soon...
    i want to go...
    who can bring me...?

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  2. lol, maybe next time I'll bring you!

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  3. i'm also planning for a trip towards year end. hopefully everything works out fine. been there 3 times before but more than 10 yrs back.

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  6. I went to hong kong, but it wasn't as nice as Japan. Hong Kong people seems to be rude and dirty. Japanese on the other hand is a lot better. Love their manner

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