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24 hours in HK

Whistle-stop tour of Hong Kong

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I don't think any of us had realised when booking our flights from Hong Kong that we would have so little time there, but after getting the sleeper to Shenzhen, making our way through immigration and catching the metro it was gone 3pm on our penultimate day. However, I was determined to make the most of it and after wondering around the street markets of Kowloon we had our final group dinner. Then we walked down to the harbour to get a good view of HK 's 'Symphony of Lights'. This is a really very underwhelming laser light show set to music, beamed from the harbour-front skyline of Hong Kong Island. I think the skyscrapers are spectacular enough without all the computer-mediated shenanigans.

In the evening we had our goodbye room party, which was 16 people manically adding each other on Facebook. I set my alarm early as I wanted to have a productive morning and persuaded 3 of the Norwegian girls to join me in getting the renowned Star Ferry then the funicular up Victoria Peak. The pain of so little sleep was worth it, the ferry and the peak were virtually deserted and the views were phenomenal.

Then it was time to head to the airport. I've had the pleasure of spending 18 days with a lovely group of people and hopefully will see some of them in Thailand. But for now I'm embarking on my truly solo travels. Having taken 10 trains and a boat to travel more than 14500km since landing in St Petersburg, I boarded the flight to Hanoi.

Posted by arianemeena 04:06 Archived in Hong Kong

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My recollection of the skyline 18 years ago was a sense of awe! They were reclaiming the sea back then to expand the sky line.It must have changed a lot since then and be a real eye opener for you!!

by Bala

Best of luck travelling solo. 3 pieces of advice for free: Don't accept small packages off mafia types. Don't stick to the gringo trail. And whatever you do, don't mention the war. See you in 6 weeks xxxxxxxxx

by Josh Storrar

wow, looks like you're having an amazing time! enjoy! xxxx

by Milly T

Mum loved the blog and spent ages looking through it (apart from the fluffy kittens when she realised what was going on!),and was a bit suspicious of the following 2 pix of your Chinese cooking!?

by jane waran

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