Day 2. The top of the Rock, Gibraltar

Pulling back the curtains we witnessed the most beautiful sunrise over the bay and it made me so happy to be spending time in wonderful Gibraltar.  Breakfast at The Rock Hotel takes place in the Terrace Restaurant where we tucked into a large buffet selection of fresh fruit, cold meats, cheese, bread and pastries.  Eggs …

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Guimaraes, Portugal

Day 3. A day in Guimaraes, Portugal

After spending the first two days of our holiday exploring Porto we were ready to travel further afield so after a hearty breakfast we headed off to Saō Bento station where we marvelled once again at its exquisite blue and white tiled concourse. From the ticket office we requested return tickets to Guimaraes with discounted …

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Big Buddha, Hong Kong

Day 7. Ngong Ping and the Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

After breakfast we took the MTR to Tung Chung so that we could take a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to visit the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha.  The MTR was crowded with commuters but queues are orderly and trains run at one minute intervals. The cable car station is adjacent to …

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Roosevelt Tramway

Day 5. Riding the Roosevelt Tramway and walking the High Line, New York City

Following breakfast in Champs Deli we took the subway to the Upper East Side to ride the aerial tramway across the East River to Roosevelt Island.  The tramway is actually a cable car carrying up to 110 passengers every 15 minutes and the journey is included in the Metro pass.  The tramway reaches a height of …

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Day 4. NGong Ping 360 Cable Car and Tai O Village

We were up early to try and avoid queues at the cable car station.  We had breakfast near to the hotel at a small cafe called 'Family Kitchen'.  It was mostly frequented by locals but also served western breakfasts.  Our omelettes, toast and coffee cost a mere HK$22 each.  Then it was onto the metro …

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Day 4. Mt. Faber and Sentosa Island Singapore

Jet lag seemed to be over now as we both woke later in the morning.  After another leisurely breakfast sitting out on the hotel terrace it was off to Clarke Quay MRT station for the metro to HarbourCity.  From there, we took the lift to the 15th floor of the Vivo City Mall and bought …

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