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High up in Hong Kong - A post by Hillarie

72 hours in a world class city

Three words to describe Hong Kong .... busy, crowded, awesome!! Wow, what a world-class city. Obviously we only scratched a minute layer of the surface in our 72 hours there.

Our stay didn't start out that great when we entered our very expensive and "spacious and bright" 2 bedroom Airbnb. Well, at least we were living like the locals! But it did the job and was centrally located in the Jordan neighbourhood.

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We decided to purchase the Octopus card which gave us easy access to Hong Kong's world class transportation system. The streets are super busy but the underground subway takes you from point A to B in no time at all. Cities like Hong Kong are really good at moving people. We could learn a little bit in our Canadian cities. The city has a great ferry system and also a covered people mover called the Mid-Levels Escalator system, which is the world's longest outdoor covered escalator system, stretching for over 800-metres through the streets of Hong Kong Island.

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After discovering street life we decided to splurge and see the city from above. We spent a small fortune to visit the Sky100 observation lounge. From 100 stories up we got an unbelievable view of the city and surrounding area. Definitely worth the money and we hope to make the Air North magazine with one of these photos!!

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Two other highlights of our stay was the view of the Hong Kong harbour at night and the food. Our first night we were treated to the largest outdoor permanent light show in the world at the harbour.

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And of course there was the food. You cannot visit Hong Kong without doing Dim Sum and why not try a highly rated Nepalese restaurant! Both meals were delicious.

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Even within the hustle and bustle of the city streets, Hong Kong also offered beautiful green public spaces. We found hidden corners with exotic birds and turtles! There were shaded park benches to escape the heat and large public recreational facilities open to all. My sense is that it is a highly livable city with an endless list of things to see and do.

Posted by fishonyukon 04:16 Archived in Hong Kong

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