Hi yahh! were in Hong Kong

Our trip to Hong Kong for 4 days was a stopover on our way to Austria for our skiing and snowboarding holiday. Sanna and I had never been to Kong Kong before, the closest example to a city like this was Singapore so we were eager to see in which ways it was different.
Here we are crazy Hong Kong, The mist is not low cloud that day but pollution, it’s thick pollution all the time with this haze all over the city
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We arrived off the plane and we went for a walk around the harbour and Star Walk which is a tribute to all of Hong Kong and China’s film star’s. Here’s Bruce Lee and Bruce Hasan
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Here is my favourite martial artist Jackie Chan’s spot
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The view from our hotel on Kimberly St in Kowloon, signs hanging over every street, how big do they need them! 🙂
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Crazy streets but still Western influences
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Instead of metal scaffolding they use bamboo! It is cheap, plentiful and bends nicely into shape. Even the most modern buildings skyscrapers e.t.c they still sue bamboo
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Some lovely meat hanging on the side of the street, lovely!
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One of the many large skyscrapers, this one caught my attention as it made me think of Lego pieces stuck it.
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A good shot of Hong Kong city looking down from Victoria peak which is the highest part of the island. You get to it from a short but VERY steep tram ride up the hill to the peak
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This is Repulse bay on the South side of Hong Kong Island. It is totally artificial, all the sand has been laid here to make a large beach that in the Summer is I heard very very busy.
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A nice photo of Sanna at Repulse bay
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This looks very much we are in Hong Kong now huh, lots of buddas and temples on the shoreline
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Old in front and modern behind
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Ah and where you have temples and buddas you have Joss sticks of course!
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The bring of longevity at Repulse bay. They say if you walk over this your life is made longer by 3 days. They didn’t say if you could keep walking over it though 🙂
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Murray house in Stanley on the South East side of Honk Kong island. Interesting story about this house, I’ll let wikipedia explain:

Once a government building in Central, it was dismantled in 1982 to make way for new buildings. The facade was stored in a warehouse after the building was dismantled, and the facade was rebuilt in Stanley in 1998. It was open to the public in 1999. It houses several restaurants and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (see below). When it was rebuilt, the ink used to label the pieces had washed off, and when they had finished constructing the building, they had six columns left over. These columns now stand outside the building.

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Day 3 we visited the remote Fishing village of Tai O. Most of the houses are built on stilts over the water.
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You could buy as much dried
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and fresh fish you could ever want, yum!
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a very poor village this place was, this was the main street with all the houses backing onto it.
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A large temple complex where the largest budda in China is on top of a hill, this is the view from the budda on the hill down to the temples below
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The largest budda in China!
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and the largest pick ‘n’ mix selection in the gift shop too
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Joss sticks the size of missiles!
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Back in central Hong Kong, how could people live like this I really don’t know
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We met up for a night with Sanna’s old friend Alvin who she met in Southampton England when she doing her degree there.
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More yummy looking food on the side of the road, at least this lot is cooked, but with its heads on
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The tallest building in all of Honk Kong, for now of course
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Just like the people in the city, the turtles in the park are all fighting for space.
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Im quite happy with this waterfall shot I got the exposure just right here
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Hong Kongs famous trams. The only double decker trams in the world.
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Alvin, Sanna and me take a walk along the waterfront of the island, Alvin joins us from work, he’s a funds trader in the city.
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The lovely dark Green Rolls Royce, specially customised for the 5 star hotel Peninsular in Hong Kong. They are made in my home town of Chichester, 2 are owned by the hotel to pick up there most distinguished guests from the airport.
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Afternoon tea for two, this was the best tea and cakes I’ve ever had I have to say
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Inside the beautiful hotel Peninsular Hong Kong
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2007, Chinese year of the pig you know 😉
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Our final night and meal with Alvin. He took us to a place that only locals would go to, it was a very interesting meal, we were the only non Chinese there and I think probably ever would be I guess.
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