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Hong Kong Stanley Star Ferry Bus

16 May 2010

Stanley

Today I took the bus to Stanley, on the far side of the island. First in looking for the bus stop I found a new ferry terminal and decided to jump on it and see where it went.
It did not go to Stanley, it went to Tsim Sha Tsui, so I caught the train back and then caught the bus to Stanley.
Stanley is the location of a famous market, which costs easily 4x as much for the same stuff as the other markets, and the reason why is this is where all the fat english expat people live.
I hardly saw an asian person in the streets at all, and the restaurants along the shoreline are all direct english imports, even pizza express was there.
There was an awful lot of loud whinging guys in white shorts drinking huge bucket size glasses of beer at 11am in the morning.
There was also no decent food to speak of around the entire area.

The highlight of going to Stanley is the bus ride then, because the scenery is stunning, lots of cliffs, huge houses built up hills, nice beaches with shark fences, fancy yachts in the various bays and tiny little islands poking up all over the place.

Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - On the way to the bus stop I went through a wet market, heres a fish area.

On the way to the bus stop I went through a wet market, heres a fish area.


Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - And here is a meat area.

And here is a meat area.


Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - Waiting for the ferry, heres some sort of interesting boat, I have no idea what it does, mine layer perhaps.

Waiting for the ferry, heres some sort of interesting boat, I have no idea what it does, mine layer perhaps.


Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - Riding on the ferry, heres what the shore looks like, shrouded in mist.

Riding on the ferry, heres what the shore looks like, shrouded in mist.


Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - Theres a cruise ship tied up at Tsim Sha Tsui.

Theres a cruise ship tied up at Tsim Sha Tsui.


Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - Riding on the top deck of the double decker bus to Stanley, the roads are way too narrow and twisty for this kind of bus, he had to stop a number of t

Riding on the top deck of the double decker bus to Stanley, the roads are way too narrow and twisty for this kind of bus, he had to stop a number of times to let traffic past.


Hong Kong-Stanley-Star Ferry-Bus - The shore area of Stanley, best avoided!

The shore area of Stanley, best avoided!


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