Winter holidays 3 – Hong Kong (Part 4)

And so it ends. The following morning I made my way to the airport and to my flight back to Beijing. My trip back to Beijing was uneventful and I arrived back to find the water shut off in my flat (it was quickly turned back on). Overall I have to say my holiday was…

Winter holidays 3 – Hong Kong (Part 3)

The final (full) day in Hong Kong. Today I decided to visit a heritage trail in the New Territories, away from the busy and touristy areas. It was something I'd seen in my guide book, but I didn't really know what to expect. To be honest, it was a little disappointing. It was not well…

Winter holidays 3 – Hong Kong (Part 2)

Day two in the urban metropolis that is Hong Kong had me visit two museum - the history museum and, across from it, the science museum. As an environmental historian (by training), I was particularly enamoured with the history museum, which chronicled the city's history from its pre-historic origins to its present-day incarnation. I thought…

Winter holidays 3 – Hong Kong (Part 1)

The first full day in Hong Kong I had breakfast - which was a case of going to bakery nearby - and then set out to explore. I'd decided on what I wanted to see. I thought I'd go up the side of the big hill that surrounds the city, on the funicular tram. I…

Winter holidays 3 – From Vietnam to Hong Kong

So it was time for me to leave .... I admit I misjudged the timing (again). My flight left at 10.30am, so I reckoned I needed to be at the airport by 7.30am. I told my hotel and we agree 6.50am for drop off. The roads were quiet, though, and the airport seemed close by.…