Week one a time for culture shock

Hong Kong Travel Blog

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Okay so I am a bus driver. I love strange looking buses or trains. A double decker trolley made of wood is very cool.
I had this great theory before I left Canada to avoid jet lag.  I simply would take the last flight out of Vancouver to Asia and then stop over in Hong Kong for a few days.  For once I think my plan worked out.  My flight left so late at night it was really early the next day.  I left Vancouver at 3am and arrived then next day at 7am.  I managed to sleep most of the flight so when I landed in Hong Kong I was ready to hit the road flying.

Of course that meant figuring a very large new airport and going through all the immigration procedures, finding my luggage and then the counter for my bus that would take me to my hotel in Kowloon.  I was surprised, maybe even shocked, to be already at the bus counter in less then 1 hour from landing.
Totem Poles in Hong Kong? Feel like I am home.
  After buying my bus ticket I was officially branded a tourist as the desk clerk quickly slapped a bright orange sticker and my chest and told me to "sit down and do not move until we call you.".  In no time I was heared with about 10 others through the airport to our waiting bus and we were off. 

I was surprised to see the first part of the trip in Hong Kong was along a freeway with basically a small forest on one side and the ocean on the other.  After about ten minutes the real Hong Kong surfaced and we had huge buildings on both sides of us and more buses I had ever seen in one location.  As a bus driver I was amazed by how many buses there were in Hong Kong and a bit frustrated.  Nothing like a hundred buses to remind you of your job.  Shortly I was at my hotel and checked in.
Even more like home. We have an Olympic clock too.


If I ever go to Hong Kong again it will not be this part of Kowloon.  To get anywhere I needed to walk 20 minutes to the subway and ride it farther into town.  The area was not bad but maybe a bit quite for my taste. 

Really Hong Kong is not my favourite city.  Nothing wrong with it but the biggest attractions seem to be shopping and eating.  As much as I like eating I was alone and I tend easy too quickly when alone to enjoy good food and I simply hate shopping.  I did however find a great park in Kowloon that had totem poles and it looked like hundreds of Philippine young ladies having a huge picnic near the fountains.  I also found some nice pubs to watch the world go buy and spent a lot of time wandering the streets and looking up at the huge buildings.  I really wish I had taken the time to take the Star Ferry across the harbor but oh well can't do it all.


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