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Hong Kong Wrap-up

Posted in Far East Cruise 2007, Hong Kong by Dennis Wright on April 28, 2007

I’m running way behind with this blog. At the time of writing we’re docked at the North Chinese port of Dalian, but in blogtime we’re still in Hong Kong. Time to do a quick wrap up on Hong Kong so we can move on.

No apologies though for having covered HK in a fair amount of detail. It has been all we could have hoped for and more. Except for those old junks with crooked sails. I’m sure I’ve seen old pictures of HK harbour featuring junks, but if they were ever there they aren’t any more. Or at least we didn’t see any. But we did see some sampans in Aberdeen harbour on the south side of HK island. A taxi ride to get there this time, the MTR doesn’t cover the south of the island very well.

These boats are for tourist rides only. Loads of them. It looked a bit like Growltiger’s last stand. We were hounded the length of the quay by a wizened old lady insisting we go on a sampan ride. We held out under pressure.

The other HK experience of note was a couple of trips to Mong Kok, the older shopping area with a number of specialist markets catering mainly for the locals.

We spent a while in the goldfish market.

We saw this skirt made of clothes pegs in a shop window at Pacific Place when we went back on our last day at HK to collect my new glasses.

 

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  1. Dalian « Dennis Wright’s Blog said, on August 6, 2007 at 11:51 am

    […] running behind with the Far East part of my blog. I notice that when I was actually in Dalian I was blogging about Hong Kong, and even then conscious I was not keeping up. We’ve been back two months from our Asian […]

  2. Dalian « Hasta la vista, Vista! said, on July 3, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    […] behind with the Far East part of my blog.  I notice that when I was actually in Dalian I was blogging about Hong Kong, and even then conscious I was not keeping up.  We’ve been back two months from our Asian […]


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