Wednesday, February the 11th, 2015.
Despite the forecast, the weather did not seem very promising, so I have decided to stay safe, and remain close to home. Besides, I wanted to alternate between city and nature sites; so I have found a zoo and HK city park that is not too far from home (or so I thought).
Tuesday, February the 10th 2015.
Hong Kong is situated over 3 primary territories: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon [Peninsula] and the New Territories. The NT accounts for a little over 85% of the territory, and includes the upper part of Hong Kong, and all the outlying islands.
Hong Kong. Day 2: Thai and Kazakh consulates, Hong Kong Museum Of Art, Kowloon City Park, Laser Show.
Monday, February the 9th 2015.
My father and cousin suggested I try to get the visa stamp at the Thai consulate. I have preloaded maps to Thai and Kazakh consulates (the latter in case they may be able to assist with extending my passport), and headed across the Kowloon Bay to Hong Kong. The ~3 minute ferry trip costs HKD$2 if you take the lower deck, or HKD$2.4 (about CAD$0.40). Boy, are these streets confusing! Half of the walking paths are on ground, half are elevated a few meters above, and there is no apparent structure – everything is kind of built where there was space. Thanks to GPS, I got to both consulates, but only to be turned away empty-handed: because, rules, man.
Sunday, February the 8th 2015
After a night of an extremely poor sleep, I charged my phone and the laptop, and booked a room at Delta Hotel. I got myself an Octopus Card (like Compass Card), and after a 40-minute commute (YAY for free Wi-Fi on buses!) I was at my home for the next 3 nights. The stay at this hotel ran me HKD$788 after a 5% fee for paying with a credit card, which was CAD$127 at the time.