I had a BIG birthday this year, and my hubby offered for me to do a 'Return To Oz' trip. I spent a year doing the backpacking thing in the mid 90's, so am used to travelling solo. (hubby wouldn't do the flight!) So, I'm having a month away (from London and work!) and re-visiting Australia. On the way home I'm treating myself to three days in Hong Kong - just because I've never been, and possibly will never get there again!
My first query is where to stay. I've seen the 'guest houses' in Kowloon, which look prety cheap, and I'm concerned that they're safe? I'm happy to pay £60 a night for a hotel, (even as a single female traveller) so can afford to be somewhere reasonably OK. I'd like to be not too far away from things (although transport looks fairly decent, so probably not an issue) and should I stay in Kowloon or remain on the HK Island side? I beleive the views are better from Kowloon..
Also, is is worth my while getting an Octopus card? I'm used to the London Oyster, so the concept is not alien to me!
Finally... can I get away with not speaking ANY cantonese?!!
Looking forward to your responses!
First time in Hong Kong...
- 1 Beijing To Tibet, Mt. Everest And Nepal All In 10 Days
- 2 Cell Phones in India
- 3 Elegance Diamond or Ruby in Hanoi?
- 4 Dreamliner to Japan in Nov.?
- 5 taxi from manila airport to makati
- 6 Shopping- Beijing or Hong Kong?
- 7 Lost Camera Card at O'Hare
- 8 Laos Trip Report (Vientiane, Luang Prabang): February 2013
- 9 Best Time to Visit Goa
- 10 Choosing a honeymoon Thai beach destination
- 11 Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan tour suggestions
- 12 Conference venues around Pune City?
- 13 July trip to Asia- advice needed
- 14 India, What Can I Say!
- 15 Do you know this couple? They travel from SE Asia to Chicago Tuesday
- 16 Proposed Sri Lanka Itinerary - any opinions welcome
- 17 Wildlife Tour of India
- 18 Mumbai: Oberoi or Four Seasons
- 19 Please help with one month Indonesia itinerary!
- 20 Suggestion on good hotel with kitchenette in Jogjakarta
- 21 Honeymoon in Bali, July 2013
- 22 Searching Flights from JFK to Malaysai, average price range?
- 23 Saphan Taksin station in the news again?
- 24 Busan cruise terminal to Busan central station
- 25 Suggestions for Asian visit Feb. 2014, incl. Singapore