Day 11. Visiting 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 4.  Kowloon Walled City Park and 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 6. Riding the Hong Kong Peak Tram

Waking up to our first morning in Hong Kong we enjoyed breakfast in the hotel then walked the few steps to North Point MTR station where we purchased Octopus travel cards HK$150 each including a refundable deposit of HK$50, (only cash accepted for visitors).  We topped up the cards an additional HK$100 each then took …

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Day 11. Visiting Stanley in Hong Kong and Emirates to Dubai

Our final day in Hong Kong - how quickly the time has passed by!  A leisurely hotel breakfast followed by quickly packing our suitcases before checking out.  It has been an enjoyable second stay for us at the Ibis North Point, a convenient location, good value and rooms with superb views, we'd certainly consider it …

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Day 6 Kowloon Walled City Park and a visit to Stanley

Our first activity of the day was to take the ferry from North Point across to Kowloon, from where we caught a bus to Kowloon Walled City Park.  This small, historic park was the site of the former Kowloon Walled City, a Chinese garrison in the 19th century that remained part of China throughout the British …

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Day 9. Stanley and the Star Ferry, Hong Kong

After breakfast it was time to pack.  Even though we had bought several bags of clothes, a remote controlled helicopter and various other bits and pieces, it wasn't too difficult as Emirates provide a generous 30kg baggage allowance and we had plenty of room in our large suitcases. We checked out of the Ibis Hotel, North Point …

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