Posts filed under “hongkong”

Oceans and History in Hong Kong

After leaving the Philippines we spent a few days in Hong Kong before heading back to DC. This is our third time doing so, as United usually flies as far as HKG en route to MNL (I usually book the HKG-MNL trip separately so it’s cheaper), and it makes for a convenient “decompression” stop after […]

Ibis North Point

For our two night stay in Hong Kong, we reserved a Harbour View room at the Hotel Ibis North Point, a small budget hotel in a mostly residential area on Hong Kong Island. The hotel sits right across a bus terminal from the waterfront, just a few steps from stairs down to the North Point […]

Short Hong Kong Trip

After leaving Manila we dropped by Hong Kong for a couple of days to sightsee. I hadn’t been there since 2000 (and never got to see much at the time) and Amy hadn’t been at all, so we were looking forward to checking out some sights: Victoria Peak, Star Ferry, HK Museum of Art, and […]

Novotel Citygate

(Sorry for the writing gaps. Lingering jet lag plus bronchitis plus unpacking plus general readjustment is making me somewhat zombie-like.) At right, our room at Novotel CityGate Hotel near Hong Kong Airport (HKG). En route from JFK we had a 14 hour overnight layover here before transferring to a separately booked flight on Philippine Airlines […]

Hong Kong Travel Notes

As I head home to the Philippines today, just a few quick travel notes: It’s not everyday you see an Indian karate student — still in his outfit — riding a Razor scooter down the busy streets of Causeway Bay. The standing urinals in men’s toilets here in HK do not have flush handles. Chinese […]

Hello from Hong Kong!

Hello from Hong Kong!!! I’m just stealing some time on the authoring terminal to blog a bit — wow, this is the fastest broadband connection I’ve ever used. All these Chinese characters on the keyboard are a bit confusing, though. Hong Kong’s a beautiful city. It’s clean and organized, and definitely a refreshing change from […]