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So from Shanghai I got the overnight train to Hong Kong. Ok, it was 26 hours or something. Luckily there was another guy (Irish!) getting the same train from the hostel I was staying in so we could share a taxi. Then when we were on the train a Japanese girl that he had met on the boat to Shanghai was staying in the same compartment as me! So we had some good craic. Actually this train was the best train I'd been on in China but then I guess it's more of an 'international' train. It just seemed cleaner and the staff spoke good english - not that that had been a problem for me or a huge concern, but just something I was now more likely to notice. 

Hong Kong was a shock to the system. Although there is no border between China and HK, and there isn't even the remains of a control post like outside Newry, you know when you've reached HK territory.
Night Scene HK
The roadsigns are identical to the UK. Not even a variation on the signs like you might find in Europe, they were UK signs! And many signs had the english written first and then the chinese! On getting into the train station, I forgot that just about everyone will speak perfect english in HK and was still in my 'talk slowly with simple words' phase. Doh! It took me a good few days to talk normally again and to expect people to answer me in english, but I think even as I left HK I was still saying thank you in mandarin! Anyway,. I found HK to be still very British. I think maybe when you come direct from the UK you see the chinese side, but certainly for me coming from a month and a half in china, I saw the uk side. Not that I'm complaining! It was good to get some nice cadbury's chocolate and other uk food stuff.
HK
The downside to HK was that I found it so expensive. It is cheaper than home, but it was 3,4,5 times the amount I had been paying for the past few months! Ick.  I went and did some of the tourist sight's in HK, but I needed to wait on getting my Vietnam visa, and then to book a flight to Hanoi. I've been to HK before so I decided not to bother with some things. I did meet my friend a few nights and we went and had dinner. We reckoned we have known each other for about 20 years! More Ick.  I really enjoyed being in HK. It was so familiar in many ways that I was just ready for.
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HK
HK
Night Scene HK
Night Scene HK
HK
HK
HK
HK
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour
HK Island
HK Island
Star Ferry, HK Island
Star Ferry, HK Island
Small Fishing Boat
Small Fishing Boat
Me
Me
HK
HK
Me
Me
Me
Me
Convention Centre HK Island
Convention Centre HK Island
Me
Me
National Symbol - Bauhinia, Flags …
National Symbol - Bauhinia, Flags…
Me
Me
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
Me At Victorias Peak - How tired …
Me At Victoria's Peak - How tired…
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
Me At Victorias Peak
Me At Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
From Victorias Peak
From Victoria's Peak
Cool HK Sign
Cool HK Sign
Peak Tram
Peak Tram
Market
Market
Foooood
Foooood
Wrong Side of the Cage, Bird Market
Wrong Side of the Cage, Bird Market
Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit
Food Market
Food Market
Fruit
Fruit
Giant Lychees, Cherries, Lemons
Giant Lychees, Cherries, Lemons
Durian!
Durian!
Market
Market
Market
Market
Food!
Food!
Big Bunch Of Grapes
Big Bunch Of Grapes
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Little Temple near the Jade Market
Little Temple near the Jade Market
Nice tree - near the jade market
Nice tree - near the jade market
Kowloon
Kowloon
Near the Star Ferry Pier
Near the Star Ferry Pier
HK Island
HK Island
HK Island
HK Island
Me, near the Star Ferry Pier on Ko…
Me, near the Star Ferry Pier on K…
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
Me, HK Island, from Avenue of the …
Me, HK Island, from Avenue of the…
Avenue of the Stars
Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
Me, HK Island, from Avenue of the …
Me, HK Island, from Avenue of the…
Jackie Chan Handprints
Jackie Chan Handprints
Me,HK Island, from Avenue of the S…
Me,HK Island, from Avenue of the …
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
Bruce Lee, Avenue of the Stars
Bruce Lee, Avenue of the Stars
Kowloon, from Avenue of the Stars
Kowloon, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
HK Island, from Avenue of the Stars
Clock Tower, Kowloon
Clock Tower, Kowloon
Flashie Building, Kowloon
Flashie Building, Kowloon
Nathan Road
Nathan Road
Nathan Road
Nathan Road
Causeway Bay, HK Island
Causeway Bay, HK Island
Misty HK Island
Misty HK Island
Me waiting to get on a Chinese Junk
Me waiting to get on a Chinese Junk
Me waiting to get on a Chinese Jun…
Me waiting to get on a Chinese Ju…
The Chinese Junk
The Chinese Junk
Misty HK
Misty HK
Me on board the Junk
Me on board the Junk
Me on board the Junk
Me on board the Junk
View from the Junk
View from the Junk
HK Island from the Junk
HK Island from the Junk
HK Island, (Central)
HK Island, (Central)
Soup...or some sort.
Soup...or some sort.
Food. Yummy
Food. Yummy
Strange tofu or pasta stuff in sau…
Strange tofu or pasta stuff in sa…
My friend Vanessa (and me of cours…
My friend Vanessa (and me of cour…
Hong Kong
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