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Please Explain Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Star, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Yeh I know Chungking Mansions, been there before. :crazy:

    Making a shopping list .

    1) A couple of new HK t-shirts..
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    ...the old one is becoming rather worn.

    2) ??
     
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  2. curzon

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    Could do so. I'm a big fan of the Mansions, and for a few days nothing beats it. Obviously the Y and the Mariner's Club are alternatives (that book up quickly) though more expensive and the Mariner's is tricky because you have to be a mariner or shipper. One could have some business cards made to show one is employed by a shipping company such as Maersk or one could obtain fake seaman's certificate / merchant mariner's documents on Khao San Rd in Bangkok. Anyway, you could also do something a bit off the beaten path, too. The last few times I passed through I stayed on Lamma Island which is a 30 minute ferry from Central - there's a guesthouse or two. Here's a comprehensive guide to the place. If you're into Central's nightlife the ferry to Lamma may not be for you.
     
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  3. cdmoore1855

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    how can anyone on here seriously consider staying at Chungking Mansions. the place is a shit hole
     
  4. MikeDT

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    Because staying at the Conrad or the Peninsula would be an unnecessary expense for this visit. Probably be staying in Sincere House, Mong Kok, like I usually do.


    Location: Hong Kong BTW cdmoore do you have any spare rooms to let for a couple of nights? :)
     
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  5. MikeDT

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    Hey thanks for that curzon, will certainly checkout Lamma, looks interesting. BTW I'm not a fan of Central at all, or much of TST for that matter.
     
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    It's like Kowloon's version of Wan Chai's version of Thailand. If that makes sense.

    HK has everything though it's stock is quite low. 2 days will get you 2 days of whatever you want to experience. You probably want some quiet time in a non-polluted area so hiking Ma On Shan, Lantau, or Lamma island would be nice.
     
  7. curzon

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    Considered? Actually stayed there a few times in the late 80s and early 90s, i.e., long before it was refurbished into the lovely gem it is today. ;) If you take the time to inspect the rooms before paying you can always find a decent, clean and safe guesthouse. Was a cheap place to stay before picking me load of gold and Hasselblads. Excellent canteens there, too. Every time I pass through HK I still stop by for a meal - I'm starting to salivate just thinking about 'em. The major hassle of the place is the elevators' glacial pace.
     
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  8. Trompe le Monde

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    ah... the lovely Chung King Jungle
     
  9. cdmoore1855

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    Sorry no room at the inn at this time
     
  10. cdmoore1855

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    If you realy want a cheap place to stay and you are travelling light and you can find somewhere to stash your bags, late evening you could go to one of the saunas around Jordan/Yau Ma Tei area. Stones throw from CKM, you can get a massage, fuck and then stay in there afterwards in a room for a sleep, all for about HK$ 400. You can have a shower in the morning

    I know people that do this in Macau also. Its way cheaper than getting a room, but you can only really get away with if you go there very late/early morning
     
  11. Eason

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    Is telling him to stay at a whorehouse really a good idea?
     
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    Too many places in one sentence makes me goes "HUH?"
     
  13. cdmoore1855

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    I wasn't expecting him to actually go. I was trying to be humerous
     
  14. MikeDT

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    It was a good idea actually, was only one night in HK. I'm now in Zhuhai, until Thursday, followed by a couple of nights in Guangzhou, then back home to Xilinhot. Thanks cdmoore for that one. :)

    BTW I can't believe how expensive everything in HK seems to be these days.
     
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  15. cdmoore1855

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    You actually went to one of the sauna / knocking shops ?, good on you
     
  16. dragon8

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    Pics or it don't exist!
     
  17. dragon8

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    I'm sure he could do worse.
     
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    C'mon m8, live a little. Makes for a far more entertaining traveler's tale. Certainly I'd rather hear that one than "another night at the Four Seasons".
     
  20. Eason

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    Eh I've had my share of fun in Thailand... but with women? Gross!
     

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