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Other places => China => : wasagabob November 23, 2012, 09:01:54 AM

: Hong Kong
: wasagabob November 23, 2012, 09:01:54 AM
I just returned from a weekend in Hong Kong. I was attending a convention and it was first time I actually stayed in HK having landed and taken off from there many times.

Found a great relatively cheap but clean place to stay called the Mariners Club. It is near the subway, near the Walk of Stars, the laser show each night  and also the ferry dock to the Island.

I have no financial interest at all but if you want an excellent place to stay at a reasonable (for HK) price 1,100 HK $ per night including a GREAT breakfast (farang) I would highly recommend this place.

My pics and vids are here ... https://picasaweb.google.com/113082449888566003834/20121106HongKong2012
: Re: Hong Kong
: admin November 25, 2012, 05:41:13 PM

Thanks Wasagabob.

Hong Kong is probably my favorite city. I had the pleasure to live there a month in 2004.
I was living in Kowloon and loved the night market night. But yes, HK is expensive.

I like the places a little bit outside HK. There was a fisherman village, I think called Taipo but I am not sure. I felt this city was so great, in between Asia and America. So many people (density is very high) but at the same time, you have beaches and parks very close to the city.

In 2004, the new airport was already there but not Disney. I never went back because I am working or exploring another place but HK really worths to see it. There are packages very cheap from Bangkok. Hong Kong suffered a lot from the crisis in the last 3 or 4 years according to clients of mine who have offices there. It is also a good place for an expat working abroad to setup a company, because if you have a company in HK and work abroad, my understanding is that you are tax free. I know about Seychelles and others, like Cyprus for Europe with the lowest tax rate (I think 12%) but HK is not the same as Seychelles, Belize or these kinds of places...

I know you are Canadian Bob. I can tell you that the Canadian embassy in HK is the place where most Canadian passports are done in the world outside Canada! Because many people in HK immigrated in Canada because HK was given back to China, as they were afraid. I met the ambassador of Canada (or Consult, can't remember) in 2004 and he told me that.

BTW, nice pictures. I am planning a trip maybe in January or February or both. Very busy at the moment. These are not sure (Koh Lippe and Sri Lanka).