Hong Kong: NY Times 36 Hours Profile, Tips, etc.!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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Originally posted by Ellaleah
Trying to decide between Salisbury YMCA Hotel and Holidau Inn Golden Mile, Hong Kong. Any advice is appreciated. Thank You
In late January, we stayed at the Salisbury YMCA and were very well pleased with this hotel's great value, super location, quality service and spectacular views, etc.

We are now back from our first river boat sailing and for sampling Southeast Asia. It was for the Mekong River!! Plus, plus!!

Well-pleased with these countries, especially Cambodia, plus the ship, staff, food, tours, etc. On my live/blog, connected below, there are dozens of pictures and many details to document these fun adventures and travels. This includes so much from Hong Kong. Happy on the live/blog to answer any and all questions, share more info/background, etc.

Now, we shift our focus and attention to mid November, 2018, for our Athens to Dubai, 20-day cruise with Oceania, including our first visits to the Holy Lands, Egypt, Middle East, etc. Many options to consider and logistics to research. Keep hearing great things from other travelers about Oceania, the staff, their food, etc. Look forward to comparing Oceania versus other cruise lines we have experienced, who has what plus and minus factors, etc.

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Just completed a Jan. 21-Feb. 20, 2018, first adventure through Southeast Asia with stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before traveling all over Vietnam and Cambodia. This includes seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Lots of fun, interesting pictures!! See more at:

Here are just a few visuals samples from what we saw and did with Avalon while sailing along the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. Many, many more photos and details on the full live/blog.:
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We saw many temples, palaces, markets and samples of daily life/work, including at this below spectacular Royal structure in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.:

Columbus, Ohio
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From the London/UK Guardian yesterday, they have this headline: The best public transport in Hong Kong: from double-decker ferries to funicularswith these highlights: “There’s always a luxe way to get around. You could go all-out by chartering a superyacht, or hopping on a helicopter tour of the harbour. But some of the best rides in town are true bargains that show off the city’s hidden corners and famous sights. Grab an Octopus card – that’s the local version of London’s Oyster card – and embark on a series of unforgettable public transport journeys across Hong Kong.

We used that Octopus card and it was a super bargain, especially as we were able use our "senior" status to get an added, important discount making our travel even cheaper. Lots of details and tips for the Star Ferry, Peak Tram, etc., are in this travel profile story.

Full story at:

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 225,579 views.

Here are three of the Hong Kong visuals from this Guardian article. Love the sights and excitement of Hong Kong. Fascinating city!!:
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