WHERE DID WE GO?

We spent a week in Hong Kong. This was our second visit and we decided to do it on our own. It's been 6 six years since our first trip and not much seems to have changed but there's always something you can find to do. Besides, Hong Kong is a lively and interesting destination in its own right. It's a fusion of Eastern and Western culture.

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Tsim Sha Tsui in Southern Kowloon

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Kowloon side

Traveling to and around Hong Kong is quite accessible and convenient. Upon arrival at the airport, we decided to take the Airport Express Train (2 for HK$ 140 as of June 2010). There is a direct access between the passenger terminal and the station in the Ground Transportation center.

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you can buy your express tickets here

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or opt for self service automated ticket machines

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going to Hong Kong Airport Express Train

The Airport Express runs every 12 minutes so you don't have to wait long. The trip between the airport and Kowloon station took us approximately 25 minutes. All Airport Express Stations are fully wheelchair accessible.

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waiting for the express train

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i love the ample seating in big comfortable chairs

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you can grab a spot on the train luggage rack for your baggage or personal belongings

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enjoying the view along the way


As we disembarked from Kowloon station there was an Airport Express Shuttle-BUS waiting for us.

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forgot to take photos, anyway here's what it looks like
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What's so great about this? It's a complimentary add-on service provided exclusively for Airport Express passengers. I had fun 'coz HB and I were the only passengers on the bus. It was like we had rented it for ourselves. And I'm so happy we were dropped off right at Eaton Hotel doorstep. *woohoo*

If you're planning to use public transport a lot, it is better to get an Octopus card. This electronic stored-value card is just like money and is accepted for most public transportation including buses, trains, ferries, Peak Tram and some taxis.

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Hong Kong double-decker bus

To pay a fare, simply put the Octopus card on the fare box and the fare gets deducted electronically.


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8 comments:

  1. I thought of going to HK soon! :)

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  2. Nice to hear that you're going there. Have fun! :)

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  3. The airport train looks like the one in my country. Only HK got more value added service

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  4. Borneo Falcon,
    Oh yes, I love the add-on free shuttle service. It was very convenient. This is great for those traveling with one luggage only.

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  5. I haven't been to HK but would be traveling in August. My travbuddy (http://bonangskie.blogspot.com) is doing the itinerary as usual, hehe' I am too excited I can wear funky clothes and maybe high heels again (lol!)

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  6. Edregin,
    Wow, good you have a travel buddy. That's exciting. I always wear comfortable shoes for walking like flat shoes or sneakers. I can't manage to wear high heels. I might end up crippled and exhausted at the end of the day. :)

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  7. can't wait for my next travel...

    blog hopping here... have a great week!!!

    "When I look at you, I see forgiveness, I see the truth.
    You love me for who I am, Like the stars hold the moon
    Right there where they belong and I know, I’m not alone."

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  8. Hi Ailee,
    Thanks for dropping by.

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