Hong Kong

In transit for our 10-days in Bali we spent 2-nights in Hong Kong both going and coming back to the east coast of the US.

In Hong Kong, we stayed at the Miramar Hotel in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui on on the Kowloon side.  It’s at the corner of Nathan and Kimberly in the center of the tourist district. It’s a decent hotel but certainly not among the elite hotels of Hong Kong. We were a little put off by the reception desk pushing upgrades so hard both times we checked in but given the price, quality and location, we would probably stay there again. (Editors note: Since this report was writen, the hotel has been refurbished and renamed The Mira Hotel.)

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We have been to Hong Kong a couple times before so we had already done a lot of the things that a first time visitor might do. After 24-hours in transit and an early morning arrival; on the first day we grabbed something to eat then mostly just hung out people watching in Kowloon Park until we could get into our hotel for a badly needed nap.

On the next day, we enjoyed a visit to the bird market, the flower market, the gold fish market and Lady’s Market. I know that sounds like a lot but they’re all in the same general area and relatively convenient to the subway.

On our only full day coming back, we went to the Jade Market and a nearby food market in the morning.  Then we went over to Central on the Hong Kong side and rode the tram to the Western Market and walked a short ways up Cat Street in the afternoon. We took a ride on the Star Ferry that night after dinner.

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