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Hong Kong Airport Causeway Bay

12 May 2010

Welcome to Hong Kong

Arriving in Hong Kong and again you get to ride on a little unmanned train for a few metres.
Finally I strike trouble in an airport and have to line up at immigration. The reason becomes apparent, just before I arrived the previous plane was Turkish airlines, and theres all kinds of heated visa arguments going on between turks/iraqis/kurds and whoever else connected via Turkey and the Hong Kong visa people.
Then something really funny happened, a lady came through the line and looked at passports, and moved people she thought wouldnt be any trouble (me included) to newly opened desks, leaving all the terrorists in the existing crew to argue that their photocopied passport with no photo is a valid document.

Initial impressions on my second visit to Hong Kong are that I like it a lot. I really like the mix of many cultures, which is in contrast to Japans JAPAN ONLY culture.
Hong Kong people seem a lot happier as well.
I had a delicious dinner, with vegetables! I havent had any for a long time as they dont seem to eat them in Tokyo, or if they do they are pickled or submerged in broth or something.

Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - The chatoic scene at the immigration area of Hong Kong airport, the German couple dressed in red were hilarious, she was screaming at her husband and

The chatoic scene at the immigration area of Hong Kong airport, the German couple dressed in red were hilarious, she was screaming at her husband and he was terrified.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - Typical Hong Kong street.

Typical Hong Kong street.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - On my walk I came across this huge open space for sports, and most people were playing football on concrete. Sounds dangerous to me.

On my walk I came across this huge open space for sports, and most people were playing football on concrete. Sounds dangerous to me.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - This is where I had my dinner at a Thai restaurant.

This is where I had my dinner at a Thai restaurant.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - I ordered 2 main courses as they were very cheap, the first being vegetables.

I ordered 2 main courses as they were very cheap, the first being vegetables.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - I promptly ate all the vegetables which were delicious.

I promptly ate all the vegetables which were delicious.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - Then came pad thai which was also delicious, not in the least bit oily.

Then came pad thai which was also delicious, not in the least bit oily.


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - I was very excited to find a full size 'Wellcome mart' supermarket nearby. I never found a full size supermarket in Japan or my last visit to Hong Kon

I was very excited to find a full size 'Wellcome mart' supermarket nearby. I never found a full size supermarket in Japan or my last visit to Hong Kong. I spent a long time in here buying groceries (fruit, museli bars, yoghurt etc.)


Hong Kong-Airport-Causeway Bay - The main difference is the live food section, you can pick what you would like to be killed for your dinner. The live cow area out the back had a no p

The main difference is the live food section, you can pick what you would like to be killed for your dinner. The live cow area out the back had a no photos sign.


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