Day 11. A visit to Stanley, Hong Kong

It was our final day in Hong Kong and fortunately it was to be a long one as we had arranged overnight flights back to the U.K. The sun was shining brightly through the large windows of the hotel restaurant as we enjoyed our final breakfast at the IBIS North Point.  Back in our room …

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Day 1. Flying Cathay Pacific to the Philippines

It was a bright, sunny morning as I left my home to begin the first leg of my holiday. I met up with my son and we enjoyed a leisurely meal together in the centre of Manchester before continuing on to the airport by train from Piccadilly station. We had arranged to stay at the …

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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 9.  A fond farewell to Hong Kong and a first visit to Taiwan

It was a bitter sweet feeling needing to pack our suitcases after breakfast, the Ibis Hotel North Point having been a good place to stay and Hong Kong being a much loved destination.  After pulling our luggage along to the step free entrance of the MTR station we rode the metro for the final time this …

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Day 16.  Visiting the Grand Hotel, Taipei

A relaxing breakfast on our final morning in Taipei, the week has passed in the blink of an eye, we've had such a fun filled time, seeing and doing so many different things in beautiful Taiwan.  Returning to our room, we packed our belongings together managing to squeeze in numerous packets of Taiwanese Oolong tea …

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