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I haven’t posted for a while so I decided I should probably say hello so that people don’t think that we have been sold into prostitution by triads.
We arrived in Hong Kong on Friday and had to rush to our guesthouse because if we didn’t get there by 10pm, they would let out our room. So we jumped onto the airport express and grabbed a taxi to our guesthouse in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island.
Oh yeah… I completely forgot that I haven’t mentioned the situation with our accommodation in Hong Kong. We were originally meant to stay in the notorious Chungking Mansions. ‘It’ll be an experience’ we naively said as we placed our booking through Hostels.com. We have learnt a few things over the last 2 months. One of which is that we are pretty terrible backpackers. We dislike ‘slumming it’. So when we checked out some recent reviews about the Hong Kong hostel we quickly decided it might not be the best idea to stay there. We managed to get into a guesthouse on Hong Kong Island for around the same price and we are much happier staying here than the more ‘colourful’ Kowloon.
As you can see from the picture, the smog here is awful. We have only had one day of blue skies and the rest have been like the picture. On a plus note we have found ourselves a nice local pub and a local restaurant where we can get two huge bowls on noodle soup with two milkshakes for 68HK$.