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Hong Kong

semi-overcast 31 °C

Arrived safe and well to Hong Kong, man 11.5 hours is a long time to be sitting still... After checking with STA before we left and confirming that there would be someone there to pick us up, we wandered into a arrivals hall with a voucher that know body wanted, whats more they didn't even know who it was that the voucher was for. Finally found a company that accepted the voucher and ended up at the hotel around midnight, after landing at 8:40, and being through customs by 9:30. Oh well its all good :)

Went for a walk today from our hotel along Nathan Road to Tsim Sha Tsui. Along the way was fitted for a suit that I'm picking up in London, got lots of strange looks 'cause it wasn't exactly the main tourist drag. Probably the main thing apart from the heat and humidity that stands out here is the smells, these crazy chinese medicine shops with dried fish and other potions spread over the footpath have a pretty unique odour :)

Crossed Victoria Harbour on the Star Ferry and then wandered round until we banged into a sign that said Peak Tram, followed the haphazard signposts from there until we arrived at the terminus from the completely different direction than everyone else.

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Heading out to watch the light show across the harbour later on tonight and will then check out Temple Street Night Market.

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Aufwiedersehen

Posted by timnz 02:33 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged backpacking Comments (1)

Christchurch Airport

From Auckland airport

overcast 18 °C

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Sitting in departure lounge at Auckland airport waiting to board our plane to Hong Kong. Left Christchurch and lifted out of low cloud and had a awesome view of the South Island from above. Arrived to a typical Auckland cloudy day, man I'm glad I don't live here :)

Jo managed to get through security with no strange looks as they saw ski boots in her carry on... you never know when they may come in handy I guess...

Leaving here at 1:10PM arriving Hong Kong around 12:30AM New Zealand time. Catch you all later.

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