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A March 2007 trip to Hong Kong by gpisces

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Quote: How I vacationed during my husband's business trip!

Eaton Hotel

Hotel

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I really like this hotel! It's far enough away from "tourist central" but still close enough to walk to everything for sightseeing! (About a 20-minute walk to the Star Ferry Terminals, a block from the Temple Street Night market, and Jade Market.) It has fairly nice rooms, very clean; you have to ask for the king sized bad even if you do book it. Add access to the E-club, it is well worth it. It includes breakfast every morning, snacks during the day, cocktails at night, wireless Internet, and computer access for those that didn't bring the laptop, and really good coffee! The only down side is that there is traffic noise during the day, but it quiets down at night. Very friendly st...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2007

Eaton Hotel
380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Hong Kong
+852 2782 1818

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I found this little place wandering around by Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei. Filled with locals in business dress on lunch break. A very nicely dressed host invited me in. I was offered a "western food" menu, but why have that when you're in Honk Kong? The non-western menu consists of lots of curries, seafood, and local favorites. I went with the Malaysian curry with chicken, came with steamed rice or bread, and a jasmine tea. I asked for mild spice, and oh man, if this is mild I'd hate to see what hot would be. Mouth is on fire, but it tastes so good I don't care! It's a great place to just sit and have a nice meal and see how the locals have lunch. Staff were all very friendly. Total cost came to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2007

Banana Leaf Curry House
3/F, Golden Crown Court, 68 Nathan Road
Hong Kong
+852 2721 4821

Mai Thai

Restaurant

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It was the first time I was here for lunch. I guess I got there early, because I was the only person in the place. (It filled up while I ate, which gave me a great chance to people watch.) I had a lunch special, or "set lunch": mutton massamun curry, came with rice, greens with fried garlic, drink and dessert, all for about $7! The curry was nice and spicy (I asked for mild, knowing better than to ask for medium like I would in the States!), the greens were great, hot tea is always good, and the dessert was interesting. (A corn and sweet rice petit four.) Dinner a few nights later was also wonderful! I had a panang curry, Hubby had a stir fry, both with lime soda, and steamed jasmine rice. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Mai Thai
Knutsford Terrace
Hong Kong

Can Teen

Restaurant

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Can Teen is really easy to find, located inside the IFC mall off of the Central Ferry Terminal on HK Island. This reminded me of a "Morrison’s" or "Piccadilly" back home; it's cafeteria style. As it was lunch time, it was filled with mall workers and shoppers. As you walk in there's a digital board to tell you if there's something not quite ready yet and when it will be. (As in "BBQ pork - available. Roast Goose - 10 min.") It's nice to get an idea before you go in. The roasted goose, Peking style duck and BBQ chicken were all hanging up as you started in the line. Further down you could order soups, dim sum, and various other things. I ordered BBQ pork and roast goose with steamed rice. I ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Can Teen
IFC Mall
Hong Kong
+852 2167 8665

Lamma Island

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Looking to get out of the urban jungle that is Hong Kong, we decided to try going to one of the outlying islands. Going through the Hong Kong Tourism Boards "Hong Kong walks" brochure made Lamma seem like a nice choice for a day of hiking. (No cars, few people, and what looked like a well laid out trail from one village to the other kind of through the middle of the island.) Getting there is no problem at all; just go to the # 6 ferry terminal in Central, pay your fare, $14 or $16 HK depending on fast or regular ferry, and away you go. The ferry docked at Yung Shue Wan (Banyan Bay) pier. Following the directions in the brochure, walking through the village brought us to the beginning of the Lamma F...Read More
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#1 A good map- Although Hong Kong is really easy to get around and very walking friendly, a map will help. Hong Kong tourism board has a few that you can pick up either at one of their offices, in the arrivals terminal at the airport, or online at their website. #2 Octopus card- If you’re planning on taking any form of public transportation, then this is another great little thing to have. It’s basically like a debit card, you put money onto it, and use it like cash for most all modes of public transportation. You can also use it in a lot of convenience stores, snack stores, and even at Watson’s (local drug store). These can be picked up at the airport or at the subway terminals, and any u...Read More

Gray Line Hong Kong

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Since I’d not wandered around Hong Kong Island on my own yet, I figured a good way to get my bearings would be to take a tour. The Hong Kong Tourism Board’s website had quite a few to choose from, and I decided to take the ‘Hong Kong Deluxe tour’, operated by Grey Line Tours. Booking the tour was relatively easy, I could’ve done it from my Hotel’s concierge desk, but since I was near their Kowloon side office, I decided to book it there. Next morning at 8am, I was picked up from my hotel’s lobby and away we went! As I was the first to be picked up, I got a nice tour of the Kowloon hotels as we went around picking up other passengers. It amazes me how the bus driver (Who we were introduced to as "hi...Read More

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