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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trainspotting in Hong Kong


I consider Hong Kong as an explore-friendly place because of its very efficient transportation system, with its MTR ("Mass Transit Railway" their version of our LRT and MRT) providing an easy mode of taking a person from point A to B and to X with easiness, comfort and minimum delays (with current accuracy rate pegged at 99.9%). Trains would come and go in a span of a few minutes producing a continuous influx and flow of commuters thereby avoiding over crowded situations even during rush hour. 

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hong Kong Walks of Life: Temples, Shrines & Monasteries


There are around 600 temples, shrines, churches and monasteries scattered around Hong Kong that represents the many religions that are present in this island with Buddhism and Taoism having the most number of faithfuls. During my first day in Hong Kong I found a 'walking tour' map of Hong Kong showing places of interests around certain MTR stations that can easily be reached through walking.

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Inside Nan Lian Garden

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hong Kong Walks of Life: The Arrival



My first solo trip outside the Philippines went almost without a hiccup, almost because an hour and a half hanging out inside the HK immigration office was not part of my plan. However, as I analysed the varying reasons why these things happens to a Philippine passport holder - I was surprised at what it represent as a whole, in the end I have come into a conclusion that our Government will never solve this problem by issuing diplomatic protests left and right but a call for them and for us to look in the mirror and stare what was wrong with our system and political and economic structure as well.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Packing tips for Long Distance Travelers


Traveling around the world and discovering new places is always a great experience and the perfect way to open up our minds and become better persons. When you get the chance to travel, just take it! Pack your bags and leave, because there are plenty of things you need to see and learn in life that you can’t just learn on your couch at home. So before you book your trip and hotels from leading online booking websites such as Traveloka, let’s get ready for a long distance journey with a few packing tips!

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