Cars of Hong Kong / Second day in HK

Cars of Hong Kong / Second day in HK

The cars of Hong kong are amazing! Nothing like I’ve ever imagined! Where do all the Mercedes’s come from? And it’s not the small A Class’s either. I’ll post a album with car pics when I come home. For now you’ll need to make do with the one in this post.
Visited SIM City and Hollywood shopping center. I guess they are quite big, but I think my expectations were to big. Camera tech shopping weren’t so impressive. They didn’t have a proper battery grip for my D600, SD card prices were higher than at home, tripods were heavy and expensive. such and so forth. In short, I were not impressed. But anyway, still a amazing day. A lot of amazing experiences walking the streets, and exploring Kowloon park.
The park weren’t green! No grass, but a lot of trees. It’s a nice park, but you can see it all in an hour, but you could chill there all day.
After lunch I meet Tony! A local guy, a amazing guy. He have all the inside information I wanted, and is a really nice guy. We talked for hours on top of the International Finance Center (IFC) with a view of the HK bay. Then he showed me the party area near HK center. Lan Kwai Fong. The streets were full of people. In front of 7/11, because beer is cheaper there than in the bars. The bars were blasting music into the street, the streets were filled with people partying and drinking. It would be great to go there some time.

Tomorrow will be the “Out and about” with Ian Hunter from CS at Tung Lung Chau for the day. From 10 am to 4pm. We will be a small group of 7 people from the CSHK community.
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At night there is a CSHK meetup at 10pm. The Kowloon Meetup #10. Hope me and my feets are still alive when i come home. :p

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Arriving in HK

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So, arrived in HK yesterday 16:00 local time. The AirportExpress IS the easiest way of getting to and from the city, just bare in mind the way it intercets with the metro. Thought it would be easy going from the Kowloon station on the express line to Austin on the metro, but because i were carrying all my luggage the they where building something massive it took quite some time. Top Tip: take a cab from Kowloon. Get A octupus card! You probably heard it before, but if you plan on using the MTR, it’s just that easy. It’s 150 HKD. 50 HKD refundable deposit and a 100 HKD balance on the card. The airport express is 160 HKD for a return ticket to Kowloon.

Be cautious of the area surrounding the ChunKing Mansion. I have no problem telling people off, but it might not be the place for you. There are some cute shops, but the prices are not the best. especially in Camera shops.

I went down to the  Kowloon Public pier and it’s absolutely beautiful! I’m looking forward to being there at a better time. It was quite overcast yesterday. The only picture for now is a unedited 2 image stich of the clock tower at the peer. Need a tripod :p

Today It’s exploring the city! I’m going north through kowloon park, to the areas north of the park. The only “must do” for today is buying a small tripod.

For anyone interested in: me, photography or traveling to Hong Kong.! Waiting for the plane to Istanbull!

Waiting for the plane to Istanbull!

For anyone interested in: me, photography or traveling to Hong Kong.!

I’m traveling from Copenhagen via Istanbul to Hong Kong! For me, the photo mecca of the world. I will be blogging once or twice a day. A few pictures, from the day, or the day before. In the morning with a description of what plans I have for that day, where I’m visiting. And a late night post summing up how the day went, what to do and what not to do. My experiences and a few photos.

I hope some of the photographs will intrigue you, and that some of the travel tips might be of help for anyone visiting Hong Kong. 🙂

Cheers!