Hong Kong-Tit-Bits

Hong Kong had never been in my travel plans. However, when I won the Taiwan Youth Trekkers competition, it became a travel destination. I would need to stop over in Hong Kong to then get my next flight to Taiwan. When I found out that I did not require a visa, I decided I would add it to my list, why not enjoy two countries, at no extra flight cost.Traveling with the assistance of a crutch did not deter me.Thus,physical challenges is not an excuse.

My travel companions

My travel companions

1. Hong Kong is in Asia.

2. They mainly speak Chinese but being cosmopolitan,English is also used.

Hello:Ni hao

Thank You?Xie Xie

Welcome:Huan Ying

3. As a Kenyan,you do not need a visa.You will receive one for free at the Airport for one month.

4. At the airport, they will ask the general questions, purpose of visit, where you will stay, duration of visit etc. Their immigration department is very friendly and nice.

5. The airport staff at the Hong Kong International Airport get an A+ in customer service. When we arrived, to my amazement, I was received with a wheel chair. Note, I had not asked for any assistance,I didn’t even know people could.The lady who wheeled me through the airport then took me to the immigration and thereafter to the bus stop. Thank You to everyone at Hong Kong Airport, I was /am impressed thumbs up to you.

6.They are very open to all religions,cultures,people.This falls under one of the most open countries in my books.

7.All goods apart from alcohol and cigarettes are tax free.

8.Hong Kong is very very safe ,day or night.

9.The transportation system from trains(MRT),to taxis,to ships are all very well organized and efficient.


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