Day 4. A visit to Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces, Seoul

We opened the curtains to clear blue skies and sun pouring into our room which was such a contrast from the previous two days.  After enjoying a leisurely hotel breakfast we took the metro to Anguk Station, Line 3, Exit 3 so that we could visit the two royal palaces located near there. Soon we …

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Day 3. Learning about Korean history in Seoul

We woke to the sound of heavy rain beating against the windows and on checking the forecast it seemed to be set in for the day.  Breakfast was again tasty with some different hot dishes from the previous morning.  I spotted some cream of mushroom soup which isn't something I would usually have for breakfast …

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Day 2. Visiting the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul

We slept really well in our comfortable bed, waking early at 6.30 a.m. due to the time change. Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Euljiro was served in the basement and we found a varied selection of hot and cold dishes to suit all tastes.  Most diners were wearing smart business suits, appearing very formal …

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Day 1. The start of our South Korean adventure

The morning had arrived for the start of another Asian adventure and I felt very excited as I boarded my Virgin East Coast train to London King's Cross Station.  Our flight was from London Gatwick airport which is easily accessible from St. Pancras as it is located next door to King's Cross station.  I travelled …

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Day 1.  The start of our Asian adventure 

I'm fortunate to be off on my travels again, this time to Hong Kong and Taiwan.  Hopefully a good balance with a week in a firm favourite of Hong Kong followed by our first ever visit to the beautiful island of Taiwan.  We're planning on seeking out some new places to visit in Hong Kong …

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Day 2.  Spending our first day in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport is both large and well organised, meaning that reclaiming our luggage and heading out to the bus terminal to catch the City Flyer A11 service to North Point only took a matter of minutes.  Rather than taking the Airport Express train from where we would have had to change …

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Day 3.  Riding Hong Kong’s Peak Tram and Mid Levels Escalators

Despite the 8 hour time difference we slept until our alarm went off at 7.00 a.m.  We couldn't see across the harbour from our window as it was so misty but were hopeful that it would soon clear.  Breakfast followed in the hotel's restaurant - a good selection of fruit, yoghurts, pastries and hot dishes to …

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Day 4.  Kowloon Walled City Park and an afternoon in Stanley

Another misty morning, and an unusual hotel breakfast combination of Chinese dumplings and Scotch pancakes with maple syrup but equally tasty.  Leaving our hotel we called in to the nearby Java Street market, a large indoor wet market over three floors selling fish, meat, fruit vegetables and flowers.  The fish market was the most interesting as …

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Day 5.  A Day in Macau

It was drizzling slightly as we caught a rush hour MTR train from North Point station to Sheung Wan for the ferry to Macau.  On arrival in the ferry terminal we discovered ferries were subject to delays due to dense fog in Macau and we were unable to depart until 10.30 am so we found …

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Day 6.  Aberdeen, Museums and an evening of Horse Racing

A bright, breezy morning and after a leisurely hotel breakfast we wandered across the road to the North Point bus station to take bus no. 38 to Aberdeen, the journey going via the Aberdeen tunnel and taking only 30 minutes.  Aberdeen is located in the south west part of the island and is famous for …

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