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2008 - Hong Kong

A very wet few days in Hong Kong.

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This was a two week holiday with one night in Singapore, four nights at my favourite place in Phuket, three nights in Hong Kong (see below) and five nights in Bangkok.

I was supposed to have four nights in the city but the weather was so bad that I curtailed my trip. Even the locals were complaining about the rain. It made it very difficult to see anything and Mt Victoria was completely covered in mist the whole time I was there. I cancelled a couple of excursions I had planned, one a walk around the outer islands and also a day trip to Macau.

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The buildings in Hong Kong Island with the mist hiding Mt Victoria.

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The ferry "Morning Star" plying the Hong Kong Harbour.

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All lit up like a christmas tree.

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More buildings on the other side of the harbour.

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More water transport on the harbour.

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The Fung Ying Sin temple in the town of Fanling.

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Night time over the harbour.

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A cruise liner parked up.

I did a day trip around the New Territories. It was kind of interesting but the weather did not help things much.

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The Yuen Yuen Institute at Tseun Wan.

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An inhabitant of the Yuen Yuen Institute.

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The turtle pond at the Yuen Yuen Institute.

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More of the Institute.

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Shame about the weather. The view from Tai Mo Shan.

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The walled village of Fanling (same place as above).

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The Sam Mun Tsai fishing farm.

In all, the trip to Hong Kong was a disappointment. Means I will have to go back another time when the weather is better.
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Posted by nzhamsta 13:00 Archived in Hong Kong

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