Bratts tour of UK & Ireland



Auckland to Heathrow

Heathrow to Gatwick

Gatwick to Bath

Bath to Port Isaac

Port Isaac to Dorchester

Dorchester to Abbey Wood

London - Day 7

London - Day 8

Abbey Wood to Ashford


Ashford to Brecon

Brecon to Abergavenny

Abergavenny to Chester

Chester to Stranraer

Stranraer to Omagh

Omagh to Dublin

Dublin to Glenville

Glenville to Lough Ree

Lough Ree to Belfast

Belfast to Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond to Inverness

Inverness to the Grampians

The Grampians to Edinburgh

Edinburgh to Consett

Consett to Doncaster

Doncaster to Warwick

Warwick to Moreton-In-Marsh

Moreton-In-Marsh to Cirencester

Cirencester to Fareham

Fareham to Heathrow to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Day 1

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Hong Kong - Day 3

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DAY 34 - Hong Kong (Day Three) 1/07/2005
tourist boat in hong kongThere was a lot of Hong Kong to see so we booked another tour. Fishing village hong kong harbourThis time we went for a harbour cruise on some colourful old boat full of American exchange students. The cruise takes you down the Kowloon side of the harbour to a noon day gun firing, then through the typhoon it makes you wonder about the drivingboat shelter and then back along the Hong Kong Island side. The boat commentary points out the contrast of living conditions, high rises, boats, temples and ramshackled houses.

After the cruise we did another round of the shops and couldn't find any electronic gadgets that were cheaper than home, so we used a free Internet and caught the airport shuttle.

We rode the airport shuttle bus with a couple from Tauranga who had been to England, Paris and the South of France. They saw nothing in Paris and sunbathed in France. They saw nothing in Hong Kong but shopped for two days. Each to their own I suppose.

The airport was busy and they wouldn't take pounds or NZ dollars, I had spent all the Hong Kong dollars so we had to book a NZ$11 snack on my credit card. That was the only time I got my card out.

The plane was again full of Asians and skinny air hostesses.

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