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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Columbus, Ohio
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Joined Mar 2006
From the London/UK Express newspaper in mid July, they had this headline: A taste of Hong Kong’s exotic isles with these highlights: Made up of 263 islands sprinkled off the southeastern coast of mainland China, this sprawling metropolis is most famous for its futuristic skyline, ancient temples and throbbing street markets. But that is only one very small part of Hong Kong’s rich and varied identity. Beyond the districts of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, separated by Victoria Harbour, are exotic isles and patches of paradise that few discover. Despite consisting of so many islands, most travellers only ever visit two or three.

Below are a couple of this visuals included with this Hong Kong media profile. Brings back nice and fun memories!!

Full story at:

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

AFRICA?!!?: Lots of interesting, dramatic pictures can be seen from this live/blog at:
Now at 41,111 views for this visual sharing including Cape Town, along South Africa’s coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Okavango Delta area.

Here is a example of "night action" in Hong Kong that was included with this media article. Second is an afternoon tea sampling at the elegant Peninsula Hotel, the city’s grandest place to stay.:
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Hong Kong
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Joined Jun 2018
Greetings from Hong Kong...

I am really excited as I will be starting my first Alaska Cruise on board Explorer of the SEAS this Friday. Did a lot of research on the ports and do realize how difficult this can be (comparing to my past cruises 10+ years ago). Hence, I'm offering to answer any questions regarding Hong Kong if any of you are planning to visit as a cruise port.

I live in Hong Kong -- on Lantau Island actually and will be able to answer and hopefully clear up any confusion that our fellow CC friend might have. Just for the record, I am not a TA nor tour operator -- just trying to help out.

Will try to check in from time to time to see if anyone have any questions.

Cheers and happy cruising...
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