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Jun 12, 16, 1:37 pm
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Sorry, you're right. Had the Central to Wan Chai...

Sorry, you're right. Had the Central to Wan Chai fare in my head.
Jun 12, 16, 12:50 pm
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Yes, hence the facetious emoticon. It's quite a...

Yes, hence the facetious emoticon. It's quite a hike.

And in the heat/humidity of summertime HK, the 4.4 HKD speedy and air-conditioned MTR ride from TST to Wan Chai station is much more...
Jun 11, 16, 10:32 pm
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My current kit for travel with picturesque photo...

My current kit for travel with picturesque photo opportunities: Fuji (Fujifilm) X-T10 and X-E2 plus various lenses(1). Am happy with the results. And my body appreciated the considerable weight...
Jun 11, 16, 10:03 pm
Replies: 38
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2.50 HKD and the Star Ferry to Wan Chai? :p ...

2.50 HKD and the Star Ferry to Wan Chai? :p

Actually, that'd be a bit of a hike, depending on how much you like walking.
Jun 11, 16, 11:17 am
Replies: 38
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Annalisa, Just across the water from you in...

Annalisa,

Just across the water from you in Wan Chai, there're a few laundries to that do it by the pound. Underwear too. My best experience was a little place that wanted 40 or 45 HKD for up...
Jun 11, 16, 11:04 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187

Near most MTR stations, there will be any number...

Near most MTR stations, there will be any number of noodle houses that will get you a satisfying and tasty dinner of noodles or rice plus roasted meats or fish/meat balls for 35-45 HKD, a bit less if...
Jun 10, 16, 2:21 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,472

Yes, never buy SD cards and USB memory sticks in...

Yes, never buy SD cards and USB memory sticks in HK from unauthorized dealers. The packaging could look identical to retail products, even the memory device itself could be indistinguishable from...
Jun 8, 16, 8:01 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,472

Agreed. And I've been burned before (2 MP3...

Agreed. And I've been burned before (2 MP3 players bought for our young (at the time) kids in HK-style night markets here locally. Both failed quickly.).

At 10x the price, I would have never...
Jun 8, 16, 11:05 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I didn't ask for 1000 HKD...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I didn't ask for 1000 HKD worth of coins. I simply asked for some change. All I needed was some coins, the rest bills and that's what I got. Only 10 HKD of coins I think....
Jun 8, 16, 10:56 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,472

Just wanted to post my camera accessory buying...

Just wanted to post my camera accessory buying experience in case it helps others.

For me and my country, HK prices for new camera equipment wasn't great. Maybe a little cheaper but not...
Jun 8, 16, 10:38 am
Replies: 36
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Again, I was just a visitor to HK and my first...

Again, I was just a visitor to HK and my first time at that. So I was not familiar with some of the nuances of life there.

However, I, being a tourist and asking a favour, was very polite in...
Jun 8, 16, 3:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877

I left a few days ago but the month of May wasn't...

I left a few days ago but the month of May wasn't too bad.

I'm not an experienced traveller but HK was my first taste of an extended period of serious humidity. I recall numerous days of...
Forum: Canada
Jun 8, 16, 2:50 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,754

Sorry, I didn't make my point clearly. I was...

Sorry, I didn't make my point clearly. I was providing an example of how inconsistent the screening process is.

My own opinion on this is that airport screening is too fussy and the procedures...
Jun 8, 16, 2:43 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392

I will admit to being a first-time visitor to HK...

I will admit to being a first-time visitor to HK and not aware of all customs.

But remember, I used to be a cashier.

It would be no skin off my nose if I made change for someone. If one is...
Jun 5, 16, 11:38 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392

I had a 7-Eleven clerk in HK change a $1000 bill...

I had a 7-Eleven clerk in HK change a $1000 bill into smaller ones plus some coins. He insisted that he couldn't open the till until I or someone else purchased something. I waited him out until a...
Jun 5, 16, 11:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457

Maybe you're a prude.

Maybe you're a prude.
Jun 5, 16, 11:28 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 16,999

I seem to recall that they do collect them back...

I seem to recall that they do collect them back sometimes. Went back and forth from HK to Macau, Shenzhen a few times during my recent stay.

I seem to have fewer slips now than I should have...
Forum: Canada
Jun 5, 16, 3:02 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,754

A long time ago, I accidentally brought in my...

A long time ago, I accidentally brought in my backpack a small Philips screwdriver.

The screener didn't care/notice. I've brought it along ever since.

I could end your life in an instant...
Forum: Canada
Jun 5, 16, 2:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343

Just returned from HKG. 5 minutes at the...

Just returned from HKG. 5 minutes at the automate machines. 5 min at the customs officer stand.

It look (much) longer to wait for my bags at the carousel.
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