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7th Heaven Spotted in Town

Phew! It's been so hot and sunny the past few days here, almost rivalling that of HK! But look what I came across while I was wandering around town - "Seventh Heaven". Never noticed it before because I hardly pass by this part of town but I immediately thought of FFVII when I saw the sign. I doubt we'll find Cloud or Tifa here though because...


Back in the UK

Got back to Glasgow seven in the morning. First thing you'll probably notice is all the greenery here as you're landing compared to in HK. Then once you get off the plane, you feel the cold biting in. I'd rather be in the heat than in the cold which appears to be what the majority of people on Everybody Votes seem to prefer too. Time to catch up...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part VII, The Rural Areas

Well well, time flies. It's almost time for me to return to the UK so this will probably be my last post before then. If the urban surroundings of the "concrete forest" (as Hong Kong people refer to the high rise building surroundings) or tourist attractions don't tempt you, you could always visit the rural areas where the shops are a...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part VI, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui's a place that I always visit at least once whenever I'm in Hong Kong on business. Probably because of the view there. I carried the same mini tripod I used at The Peak so the pictures are fairly sharp but it's hard capturing the shapes of all the bright neon light signs. Making my way to the harbour. Lots of roadblocks set up so...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part V, Victoria Peak

This is Central where another of the tourist "traps" are, Victoria Peak. I've visited the place before as a kid but didn't really appreciate the view at the time so having taken an interest in photography, I decided to go again for the view and some night shots. Dropped by Cafe de Coral for some chicken beef burger sausage rice . It's not...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part IV, Import Goods

Spent some time going around the stores to see if I could find some of the import goods I was planning to order online before I left for Hong Kong. Sogo is one of them at Causeway Bay which is a Japanese department store complete with elevator ladies and all the other customs you would expect from Japan after watching all those J-dramas and...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part III, Ngong Ping 360

The next place I wanted to visit was the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride which leads to the temples and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. It was already up the last time I was here but was very much plagued with problems so I never went the last time. This time I decided to go because it had new "crystal glass" bottom cabins and thought it should be...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part II

One of the things about Hong Kong is there are fairly much at least one single shopping plaza at each underground station. They all come with their own kind of interior decorations and most importantly, they're not filled with the same stores everywhere such as they would be in Glasgow with Curry, WHSmith, Game etc. And here is one of the...


A Stroll Around Hong Kong Part I

Been here for almost a week now and hasn't rained at all yet. Still trying to get used to the blazing sun and the heat which is around the 27C mark. First thing when you're in Hong Kong is to get yourself one of these "Octopus Cards" from the MTR, train or bus stations. As the name suggests, it has plenty of uses. You can use it for all the main...


Flight to Hong Kong 2009

The Glasgow Airport's changed quite a bit since the last time I was there which was over two years ago. You now have to make your way through a big car park complex surrounding the main building before you can get inside after the terror attack. Inside, half of it is sealed off by the bridge where you used to be able to access the shops so...