Shenzhen - Hong Kong - Macau


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leaving shenzhen was fine, there was this uncle i guess 65 years old at every immigration he needed to go for a leak, the joke passed around was he wanted to get rid of the illegal immigrants. Getting to the station was fun we had to get our bags down a few steps and then clear immigration and walk the border of shenzhen hong kong. Being in a restricted area i dint take chances of clicking the river and the boundary line. Once into hong kong it felt better, people who can speak english since i was all worked out i got my self an iced tea, and it tasted way better then the lip tons we get here even the coke had better taste. a metro ride all the way into hum hong. the PLan now was to take us around on a tour and check us into our rooms at night i hated that idea but as it was a group have to keep shut.
our first stop was at this jewelry factory no cameras allowed in there, i ended up buying a chinese zodiac chain. From there we head out for our lunch. boy was i getting fed up of the same buffet menu, chicken, some potato vegetable and mind you they use sweet potatoes, some dal and some other vegetable and rotis and the most fixed item would be kheer and it would be just too simple, i like payasam more the way south indians make it. As always in every group there will be an over smart guy and a guy who boasts alot. The oversmart guy has a major part in this story and will be told when i come to that part.

Regarding the cuisines there let me tell you it was pure chinese and the smell was enough to make anyone puke. I love any meat as long as it sounds fine. Duck was yummy, crab was awesome and the lobster bisque soup was heaven.

An aunty say in her 60's looking at the display of ducks at a restaurant asked me why is one duck whitened the other dark brown, i wanted to tell her like our tandooris one red and the other white the same applies for it but anyways i was irritated by a few others i said one is daffy duck and the other donald duck and all the kids start giggling, The aunt understood what i meant when we visited disney land the next day.

ok back to the current post. we head of to victorias peak which is in central hong kong, i had my eye on central hong kong since i wanted to visit international finance centre mall which houses a huge apple store and buy me a new macbook.

victorias peak is way above sea level and we can choose road to go up ora tram ride and that tram reminded me of our mumbai ki local trains jam packed and it goes up a steep incline in full torque it felt amazing.
over at victorias peak we have madam tussauds wax museum i will add just a few images of that and theres a point on the peak where we can se hong kong at night it was wonderful

the images come up in a new post as i haven't finished upsizing them.
probably after dinner.
hang on guys i know I'm slow.
 
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Hey nick, nice travelogue you have here. I was in Shenzhen and Hongkong in September 2011. It was great. Looking forward to see more pics on Hongkong and Maccau.
 

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sorry guys i haven't updated was extremely busy, takes lot of time you know to add pics out here, will continue next week for sure
Just make sure that images are in KBs. It will help in quicker uploading. Please download this tool if required. Nice snaps, BTW. Looking forward to more. :smile:

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The pics are truly great, especially that hummer limo..!!


AFAIK taking pics inside international Airports is a serious offence. (hope u were not aware of that)
 
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alright guys I'm back terribly sorry for the huge delay.

so yea we go back to hong kong, from shenzen we needed to take a train back to hong kong where our pick up was waiting, i did not like the whole thing cause we had a full day of touring and only at night would we be able to check into our hotels, as it is my whole body was aching carrying up all the suitcases up the stair cases as the station in shenzhen had no escalators and the lifts were strictly for the disabled.
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not much to describe of these pics, so the next post will have description along with the pics.
 
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the only good news we got was, were headed of to tsim sha tsui for our lunch, by now i was getting terribly fed up of the indian buffet we've been having, i just wanted to give it a slip and go of to kfc or mac donalds or enjoy a nice peking duck, yummy.

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after lunch as usual there always has to be a thing in the tour where they take you to a jewelry store or something(no pictures allowed there) this was outside the store
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and finally victorias peak which was the last thing of the day, phew all i wanted was a nice bed some espresso and maybe a thai foot massage.
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would you just look at that crowd! I wanted to change my mind but they said tour groups get priority first class passes
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at the entry of Victorias peak
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and all this while I'm the only one without a sweater or jacket, was indeed enjoying the weather and making the best of it.


next up Victorias peak and Madame Tussuads
 
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here comes our tram ride to the peak
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haven't added more pictures of the wax statues since there are some clicked with family.

heres pics from the sky terrace

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and then of to our hotel there was this huge xmas tree out there in the main lobby loved it big time
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